Local resident named associate principal in Washougal

Tami Culp will begin at Jemtegaard Middle School July 1

Tami Culp

An educator who has called Washougal home for 10 years will be the newest associate principal at Jemtegaard Middle School.

Tami Culp, 54, succeeds Brian Amundson, who has accepted a position with the Battle Ground School District.

“I’m looking forward to serving the students, staff and families in the Washougal Community,” she said.

Culp has 25 years experience in education with the North Clackamas School District, where she has served as an instructional assistant, teacher, instructional coach and administrator for a summer school program.

She attended Portland State University and has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, as well as administrator’s degree and educational endorsements.

Culp and husband Jim, help their son James Culp, operate Local Girls Hawaiian Shave Ice and Grill in Washougal. The couple also has a daughter and two granddaughters in southern California.

“I applied for the associate principal’s position at Jemtegaard Middle School because I was excited at the prospect of doing educational leadership work in the Washougal School District,” she said. “The biggest challenge area will be transitioning out of the current building and preparing for the opening of the new building. However, it’s a challenge I have experience in and I am excited about.”

Her main goals for the first year including getting to know the Jemtegaard staff, students and families.

“[I want to be] building relationships, and also to work with the staff and students in the areas of student achievement and professional growth,” Culp said.