Meet the Directors - St. Joseph School Seattle

Meet the Directors


Vince McGovern
Director of the Middle School

MA Seattle University
BA LaSalle University, Philadelphia
206.329.3260 ext. 219

Vince joined the St Joseph School community in the summer of 2018. Prior to that, he was a principal for 12 years at another Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese. Vince works directly with the students, staff, and families in the fifth through eighth grades. Vince is a proud product of Catholic Education from primary through graduate school. What he enjoys most about middle school is the sounds of learning that emanate from the fifth through eighth grade halls. "There's something new every day and I enjoy being part of it."


Mary Helen Bever
Director of the Primary School

Educational Specialist in Leadership, Seattle University
JD, Willamette University College of Law
BA in Business Accounting, Seattle University
206.329.3260 ext. 215

Mary Helen joined the staff of St. Joseph School as Middle School Director in 2014 and then as the Primary School Director in 2018. As director of the primary school, Mary Helen is the educational, instructional, and spiritual leader for grades kindergarten through fourth grade. Mary Helen is thrilled to be working at a Jesuit inspired school and parish. As a life-long learner, Mary Helen knows the power of education and is passionate about helping all primary school students reach their God given potential. She is grateful to be part of a community with a rich history of academic excellence and service to others.