Kimberlee PelsterKimberlee Pelster – Principal – kimberlee.pelster@springfield.k12.or.us

    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 TaylorJared Taylor – Dean of Students – jared.taylor@springfield.k12.or.us
    Jared is responsible for overall climate and safety at Thurston High
    School.  His years of experience coupled with his unique ability to building
    relationships with students, staff and our community make him
    a helpful and understanding asset to the team.




    Jeff ThompsonJeffrey Thompson  - Assistant Principal - jeffrey.thompson@springfield.k12.or.us 
    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 to Thurston 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 about serving the community.​