• Chris ReiersgaardChris Reiersgaard – Interim Principal – chris.reiersgaard@springfield.k12.or.us.  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 PelsterKimberlee Pelster – Assistant Principal – kimberlee.pelster@springfield.k12.or.us
    Kimberlee 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.



    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 to build
    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 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.​