Congratulations to Toppenish High School principal Trevor Greene, who has been named the 2012 Washington State High School Principal of the Year!
Greene’s selection was announced by the Association of Washington School Principals on March 15. A panel of principals representing the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals selected him from a pool of regional nominees.
Washington’s newly chosen High School Principal of the Year was recognized for his work at pulling all facets of the learning community together in supporting increased student achievement since he began his principal job at Toppenish in 2008. The selection panel particularly noted Greene’s implementation of grade-level cohorts with a teacher-mentor focus in which cohorts of students meet daily for a 24-minute advisory. The panel also noted Greene’s work in the large-scale adoption of highly popular engineering and biomedical science classes at the school.
Greene previously served as the junior high principal at Toppenish during 2007-2008, and at Highand as that school district’s junior high school principal (2006-2007) and vice principal (2005-2006). He also worked as a Spanish, English, and P.E. teacher in the Yakima School District, and previously taught Spanish in Utah.
Greene holds a B.A. in Spanish and English from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in education from Central Washington University, and a superintendent certification from Washington State University.