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Principal John Westerman

Welcome to Goldendale High School!

Growing up in the farming community of Waterville, Washington, I spent many years working on my family’s wheat ranch, and I still own some of the land that is leased out. I graduated as a teacher with degrees in Speech Communications and Biology from Washington State University where I spent several years working in the theatre department as an actor and behind the scenes. I received an English degree from the University of Washington and then my Masters in Educational Administration from Central Washington University.   I’m excited to have spent the last 9 years here in Goldendale following more than thirty years in the Eastmont School District where I served in several roles including teacher, assistant principal, principal, alternative programs administrator, and, as an added responsibility, the director of transportation.
My three oldest children have chosen to work in public service as well—a policeman, a pastor, and a high school counselor.  One of the younger two will be looking for her first teaching job at the end of the year.  I enjoy biking, hiking, and music. I am very happy to be a part of the Goldendale community.   If you'd like to contact me, please click here to access my GHS email.  Our office phone is 509-773-5846.