Jake Healea will join Canyon Creek Middle School as the new principal. Jake follows Brian Amundson, who announced earlier this year he accepted a position in Naches, WA.   Mr. Healea has worked for Sherwood School District the past five years as an associate principal at Sherwood Middle School, and brings experience as a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) team leader and AVID site coordinator. 

Mr. Healea in front of some foliage

In his role as associate principal, Mr. Healea led professional development and helped the school system develop strategies for responding to unexpected student behavior.  Mr. Healea also brings experience as a middle and high school teacher, with teaching experience in Lake Oswego, Portland, and Beaverton schools in history, social studies, psychology, and economics, among other subjects. 

Mr. Healea has a Masters in Social Studies Education from Lewis & Clark, and his undergraduate degree is from Western Washington University.  “I am honored and humbled to join the Washougal School District and Canyon Creek Middle School,” Mr. Healea said. “I am excited to be part of such a great community. I look forward to doing all I can to support the staff, students, and families in fostering strong relationships, personalized learning, and equitable opportunities to ensure learning without limits for all students.”