Beaverton High School Families,
My name is Andrew Kearl and I am so excited to introduce myself as the next principal of THE Beaverton High School! The opportunity to serve the students and families at Beaverton High School is a dream job for me and I can’t wait to meet all of you at Beaver Days coming up on August 24th and 25th. I wanted to take this opportunity to share some things about myself as well as let you know about my goals for BHS as we enter this exciting new chapter.
Although I grew up in Southwest Portland, I have had the opportunity to take on many roles in many schools across the country. My teaching career started out in Brooklyn, New York, but I taught humanities and language arts in Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington before moving back home to be closer to family and to serve in the community I love. Prior to taking on the role of Principal at BHS, I served as the Principal of Twality Middle School and as an Associate Principal at Tigard High School. Over the past few years, I have led a school through the completion of a brand new building and through a global pandemic. Throughout this time, my team kept students at the center of our work as we switched up learning methods and focused on student wellness. Despite the barriers the pandemic presented, I had the opportunity to implement professional development for staff that highlighted the cultures in our school, to evaluate our school wide interventions, and to work with teachers on curriculum and instruction.
The Beaverton School District is an amazing place to work and I share the district’s core values of inclusion and providing equitable outcomes for each and every student. To that end, my goal as a leader is to work with our incredible staff to ensure that every student will graduate prepared for, confident in, and excited about the futures they choose and I will continue to champion our commitment to these four core values:
- Excellence Inspires Us
- Learning Transforms Us
- Community Connects Us
- Tradition Unites Us
Beaverton High School is a diverse community and we celebrate the strengths of every student who enters our hallways. As we begin the exciting process of designing a brand new building, we want to build future-forward programs that provide real-world opportunities for students to explore their interests and develop their strengths. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-imagine the next 100 years at Beaverton High School and I could not be more humbled and honored to work alongside you as we start the next phase of this journey.
I am looking forward to meeting all of you soon. Please look for weekly communication from me once our school year is up and running. I will also be hosting listening sessions with our Spanish speaking community throughout the year.
Andrew Kearl, Principal