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New Charter School principal's aim is to inspire kids to learn

 

November 20, 2019

JEFF TOMPKINS, here outside Sweet Home Charter School, has taken over as principal this year.

Sweet Home Charter School's new principal aims to inspire students to learn.

Jeff Tompkins says he learned how important that was early in his career while teaching rural north Alaskan children.

Tompkins, 38, started teaching at Sweet Home Charter School four years ago.

Born and reared in Eugene, he graduated from Churchill High School in 2000. He earned his bachelor's degree in education at Pacific Lutheran University in 2004 and a master's degree in education leadership at Grand Canyon University in 2009.

Out of college, he took his first teaching job at Gambell, Alaska, on St. Lawren...



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