Check out the latest TDN.com podcast with Kelso High School Principal John Gummel, who recently was named Washington’s High School Principal of the Year. The podcast went live Friday evening.
On Tuesday, officials from the Association of Washington School Principals honored Gummel in a surprise ceremony featuring the school band and choir.
In this week’s episode of The Roundup, Gummel reflects on the honor, attributing much of his success to the district’s student-focused philosophy and to the school’s passionate staff. He also discusses the school’s trimester system, his formula for success and the best parts of being a principal, especially at Kelso High.
“Once kids know that we care about where they’re at and how we can help them, the education and the graduation is a natural fit to that.”