A former Sherwood High School associate principal has been named Tigard High School's new principal.
Brian Bailey began his position at the school on July 1, taking over from Andy Van Fleet who was named Fowler Middle School principal.
"Brian's administrative experience at various levels within an education system makes him a perfect choice for THS," said Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith. "He has a long history of building and stewarding strong, positive relationships and leveraging them to improve student outcomes. We are excited to bring his value-based, data-driven leadership style to THS."
Bailey has spent almost 20 years in education, having served eight years in the Sherwood School District. In addition to serving at Sherwood High, Bailey was principal at Laurel Ridge Middle School and most recently served as director of curriculum, instruction and accountability for the district.
Before that, Bailey was an assistant principal at South Salem High School and was dean of students/assistant athletic director there as well. He previously taught at West Linn High School.
"There is only one job that could get me to consider leaving my current district and the Tigard High School principal position is that job," said Bailey. "THS is steeped in tradition, with a long history of success academically, athletically, and in the arts. I am honored to have this opportunity and look forward to working in the community I call home."
Bailey holds bachelor's degrees in both health Education and athletic training from Linfield College in McMinnville; a master's degree in education degree in administration from Concordia University and has a continuing administrative licensure from Lewis & Clark College.
Meanwhile, his wife just celebrated her 20-year anniversary as a teacher and literacy specialist for the Tigard-Tualatin School District. The couple have two children attending the district.
Bailey joins THS' administrative team that includes three associate principals – Angelita Miller, Tyler Davila and Lisa Dailey.
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