Chris Reiersgaard – Interim Principal – email@example.com. 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.
Kimberlee Pelster – Assistant Principal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberlee joined the Thurston High School administrative team as an assistant principal in 2020. She brings a breadth of experience and a sincere passion for students. Kimberlee is a first-in-family college graduate and attended the University of Chicago. She taught special education and mathematics at the secondary level, became a director for Teach for America, and an administrator at a charter school. She returned to her native Oregon in 2018 and worked in 4J as a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Special Services department. She brings conviction in the potential of all students 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.
Jared Taylor – Dean of Students – email@example.com
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, staff and our community make him
a helpful and understanding asset to the team.
Jeffrey Thompson - Assistant Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff has been in education for 12 years, serving in Springfield as a teacher at Hamlin Middle School for the last six years. He is a native of the Eugene/Springfield area and a UofO graduate. Jeff brings a diverse teaching and leadership background toThurston High. He firmly believes in the ability of every student to learn and is committed to making sure all students feel welcome and safe at THS. Jeff lives with his wife and daughter in the Thurston area and is excited to serve the community.