Hall Leads Lakeside

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A longtime teacher at Lakeside Middle School was selected to replace John Brumley following his retirement as the middle and high school principal.

Jennifer Hall said she is excited and up to the challenge as she switches gears. She’s taught math and science to Plummer-Worley middle school students for more than 15 years.

After teaching math and science at Lakeside Middle School for more than 15 years, Jennifer Hall will assume the post as principal at Lakeside Middle School and High School this fall.

After teaching math and science at Lakeside Middle School for more than 15 years, Jennifer Hall will assume the post as principal at Lakeside Middle School and High School this fall.



“I come from a generation of teachers. Both of my parents taught at Eastern Washington University. I graduated from there with my bachelor’s to teach math and science. I was hired to teach at Plummer-Worley in 1996,” she said.

Mrs. Hall will complete her master’s in administration in June. She said she was encouraged by some of her mentors to seek the post as principal.

“I’m also committed to serving this community,” she said.

Mrs. Hall’s children, as well as her husband Les’ children, have graduated or are attending Plummer-Worley schools. They also have grandchildren in the district.

“I think the strength of this district is its small size and the ability to know each and every one of our students as well as their parents,” she said. “There is a great sense of community here.”

Mrs. Hall anticipates it will be a challenge to step out of the classroom and into an administrative role, but she looks forward to it.

“In a lot of ways my classroom just gets larger,” she said. “I’ve been preparing students for high school for years, and now I’m going to be looking at getting them ready for college and a career. I’m going to be looking at the bigger picture. And it’s exciting.”

Mrs. Hall will be working closely with Mr. Brumley in the next few months. She will start as principal of the middle school and high school this fall.

In addition to preparing students for college and a career, she wants to see more use of technology in the classroom. She said she is also looking forward to working with the staff.

“Education is always changing,” she said. “It’s not like it was when I graduated. There are always a lot of new ideas and while I might not agree with all of them, I find them fascinating.I’m really looking forward to this opportunity.”

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