Timberline assistant principal gets top job

Staff writerMarch 21, 2014 

Paul Dean

Timberline High School assistant principal Paul Dean is moving to the top spot of the 1,600-student school.

He will replace longtime principal Dave Lehnis who announced his retirement earlier this year.

“ We look forward to having Paul continue his leadership at Timberline and in the North Thurston Public Schools, ” assistant superintendent Troy Oliver wrote in a memo to district staff.

Dean, 46, of Olympia, began his teaching career at North Thurston High School in 1998. He has been at Timberline since 1999, and is one of two assistant principals at the school.

Dean has a master’ s degree in educational leadership from Seattle Pacific University.

“ I feel like Timberline is a great place, ” he said. “ To be the next principal here is really an honor, and I’ m excited about the opportunity.”

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Lisa Pemberton: 360-754-5433 lpemberton@theolympian.com @Lisa_Pemberton

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