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Steven Stoker Named Thunder Mt. Middle School Principal

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4/27/2016

After a rigorous interview process that included a thorough application process, oral and written interviews, staff and community meetings, an extensive reference review and a final interview with Superintendent Mike Nelson, Steven Stoker, current Assistant Principal at Ford Middle School in the Franklin Pierce School District has been named Thunder Mt. Principal. Steven replaces Ginger Callison who has been an administrator at Thunder Mt. Middle School for 13 years! Ginger was recently named the new Learning Improvement Officer for the Federal Way School District. Steven’s official start date will be July 1, 2016.

Steven comes to Enumclaw School District with broad experience. He taught science at both the middle and high school levels from 2000-2010 before beginning his career in administration. He is currently serving as assistant principal at Ford Middle School where he has been since 2013. He was Dean of Students there from 2010-2011. Prior to that, he was assistant principal in the University Place School District for two years. In his current position, Steven’s responsibilities include overseeing attendance, special education, school safety and the evaluation of staff. He also has been responsible for ASB and athletics. At district level, Steven served on the Safety, Science Content, and Multi-Tiered System of Support Behavior committees. He also has extensive coaching experience at the college level. Prior to completing his degree in education, Steven served as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army where he was a finalist for the Fort Lewis post soldier of the year.

During his interview, Steven shared his life story and the impact caring teachers and coaches had on the trajectory of his life. He commented to the audience that educators have no idea the impact they can have on a child’s life. Because of encouraging educators in his own life, Steven became an athlete who received a college scholarship.

Steven is excited to join the staff at Thunder Mt. Middle School and become an active part of our school district community.