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Press Release: District Welcomes New SMS Associate Principal


After reviewing many highly qualified candidates, Jake Healea has been selected as the new Associate Principal of Sherwood Middle School.  

Healea joins Sherwood from Lake Oswego School District, where he served for 10 years in multiple roles, including: TOSA Assistant Principal at Lakeridge Junior High School; TOSA Assistant Principal at Lakeridge High School; PLC Instructional Team Leader; seven years as a teacher at Lakeridge Junior High School; and three years as a teacher at Lakeridge High School.  Prior to his service in Lake Oswego, Mr. Healea was a teacher in Beaverton School District (2005-2007) and completed his student teaching internship in Canby School District (2003-2004).

SMS Principal Marianne Funderhide shared, “Mr. Healea rose to the top through our rigorous recruitment process.  It became evident early in the process that he builds strong relationships, is a learner, and leads by example.  His humble nature, coupled with humor and commitment to supporting students and staff, will make him a wonderful addition to the Sherwood School District and Sherwood Middle School.”  Superintendent Heather Cordie added, “We are very excited for Mr. Healea to join our administrative team, and look forward to all that he will bring to Sherwood Middle School as a leader.”

Healea completed his Preliminary Administrative Licensure Program and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Social Studies Education from Lewis & Clark College.  He also holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Social Studies from Western Washington University.  

“I’m thrilled and honored to join Sherwood School District.  I look forward to collaborating with Sherwood staff and families, working together to continue supporting the education and growth of Sherwood Middle School’s students,” said Healea.