Jake Healea, who served in the Lake Oswego School District as both a teacher and a teacher on special assignment, has been selected as the new associate principal at Sherwood Middle School.
Healea worked for a decade in the Lake Oswego School District serving as a teacher on special assignment assistant principal at Lakeridge Junior High School and in the same capacipy at Lakeridge High School. He also served personal learning committee instructional team leader and worked for seven years as a Lakeridge Junior High teacher and three years as a Lakeridge High School teacher.
Prior to that, Healea was a teacher in the Beaverton School district and completed his student teaching internship in the Canby School District.
"Mr. Healea rose to the top through our rigorous recruitment process," said Sherwood Middle School Principal Marianne Funderhide. "It became evident early in the process that he builds strong relationships, is a learner, and leads by example. His humble nature, coupled with humor and commitment to supporting students and staff, will make him a wonderful addition to the Sherwood School District and Sherwood Middle School."
Superintendent Heather Cordie added, "We are very excited for Mr. Healea to join our administrative team, and look forward to all that he will bring to Sherwood Middle School as a leader."
Healea completed his preliminary administrative licensure program and earned a Master of Arts in teaching degree in social studies education from Lewis & Clark College.
He also holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology, sociology and social studies from Western Washington University.
"I'm thrilled and honored to join Sherwood School District," said Healea. "I look forward to collaborating with Sherwood staff and families, working together to continue supporting the education and growth of Sherwood Middle School's students."