In honor of Principal’s month, which was declared for October by Governor Snyder; included are some facts about our Administrators that you may not be aware of. Please take a moment the next time you see them to say thank them for the contributions they make to the success of our students and Allendale Public Schools.
Elementary Assistant Principal Ryan Coghill
Before becoming an administrator, Mr. Coghill taught 2nd grade for four years and 1st grade for six years.
Education is his 2nd career. He also has a degree in Information Systems and worked in a bank before going back to school to be an educator. Changing careers was the best professional move he ever made!
New Options High School Principal Tamika Henry.
Middle School Principal Rocky Thompson.
Elementary Principal Jill Wilson:
Oakwood Intermediate Principal Doug Bol:
Althought Principal Bol’s career in education began in Allendale and currently continues here, he also taught on the east cost, west coast, and overseas in between.
Has been one of the keynote speakers for the past 6 years at the Fire UP Conference (GVSU College of Education) for student teachers.
Comes from a long line of educators…his father was his high school
principal, multiple other relatives that are in education, including both his brother and sister who are also teachers.
Currently studying to earn his PhD at Western Michigan University.
Assistant Principal Chuck Bailey:
Known to play in bands with his students for special events.