Chris Reiersgaard
Interim Principal –  Chris is in his first year as principal at THS; however, Mr. Reiersgaard is not new to leading a high school in Springfield.  Chris was the principal at Gateways High School for three years and principal at Springfield High School for eight years. Chris is in his 22nd year in the Springfield School District and 32nd year in education overall. He attended THS (Class of ’84), taught and coached at THS from 1998-2001, and proudly lives in the Thurston area.  Chris is excited and honored to serve the Thurston community once again.

CO69344Missy Cole
– Assistant Principal –
Missy Cole has spend 20 years in education, both here in Oregon and Washington. She is starting her 7th year as an assistant principal here at Thurston High School.  Missy is committed to providing an equitable education for all students.   Missy’s unique ability to work with  students and staff make her a tremendous asset to Thurston and our community.


Kimberlee Pelster – Assistant Principal –
joined the Thurston High School administrative team as an assistant principal in August. She brings a breadth of experience and a sincere passion for students. While Kimberlee is a Native Oregonian, she spent more than a decade in Chicago. She attended the University of Chicago, she then taught special education and mathematics at the secondary level, she became a director for Teach for America, and an administrator at a charter school.  She returned to her native Oregon and worked in 4J as a Teacher on Special Assignment in Special Services department. She brings experience, passion and an equity-minded approach to working with students and supporting staff. Kimberlee is looking forward to working alongside a staff with deep roots in and commitment to the Thurston community.

jaredTaylorJared Taylor – Dean of Students –
Jared is responsible for overall climate and safety at Thurston High School.  His years of experience coupled with his unique to build relationships with students, allows him to be a helpful support students, staff and our community.



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