THS Principal Pam Henslee announces retirement


TIGARD - Pam Henslee, principal of Tigard High School since the 2004-05 school year, has announced that she will retire at the end of the school year.

The district will post the Tigard High principal opening immediately, according to Tigard-Tualatin School District spokeswoman Susan Stark Haydon.

'Pam has appreciated the sense of pride and community that exists at Tigard High and is most proud of the staff's efforts to create an inclusive culture, focused on academic success for all students,' Stark Haydon said.

'Besides staff and students, construction workers have been a regular part of Pam's life at Tigard High. From the day she took the job and continuing today, Tigard High has been under construction.'

Portable classrooms, caution tape and detours were the norm when a third of the building was demolished and rebuilt as part of the bond measure passed by voters in 2002. Siding replacement in the language arts classroom wing and auditorium have kept contractors on site for the past two years.

Henslee began her Tigard-Tualatin career in 1987-88 as an English/social studies block teacher at Twality Middle School. She taught English and reading at Tigard High between 1990 and 1997.

In 1997-98, she moved to Tualatin High as a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) and became associate principal of Tualatin High in 1998-99, serving in that position until becoming Tigard High principal.