Administration

Hello! My name is Darin Magley and I am the principal at Rather Elementary School. This is my twenty-ninth year at Rather and my twenty-fifth year serving as principal. Before becoming principal, I taught third grade at Rather for four years. In 1990, I graduated from Great Lakes Bible College with a Bachelor of Religious Education Degree and from Spring Arbor College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. I earned my Master of Arts Degree in Administration of Elementary Schools from Central Michigan University in 1992.

I have an incredible family. My wife, Deanna, works as a paraprofessional at Heartlands Institute of Technology and a substitute school nurse. I also have four children. My youngest, Josiah, attends Ionia High School. My son Josh is attending Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids and studying teaching. My daughter, Danielle, recently graduated from Davenport University with a degree in nursing. My fourth - and oldest - child, Isaac, graduated from Great Lakes Christian College and is currently working as a salesperson at Colony Hardware. I love camping with my family, watching them participate in sports and other interests, and attending church activities/events with them.

I feel I have the best job in the world! I am truly blessed to be able to work with children and watch them grow and learn!