Hi! I'm Dave Hamilton, Principal of Pauling Academy. Here is some information about my background:
I have been a science teacher for PPS for 27 years and am in my fifth year as a principal. I earned my doctorate in secondary science teaching at Columbia University in New York in 1994. I have received several honors, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and a Distinguished Alumnus award from the University of Oregon.
I am happy to be at Pauling -- the science and math focus suits my background well and I am pleased to continue the excellent work of the staff prior to my arrival here last year. I'm sorry to see it close because it has shown itself to be successful at raising student achievement. You can thank the dedicated staff for their willingness to do whatever it takes to help their students succeed.
I am committed to finding solutions for students who, for whatever reason, are struggling. I would like to partner with my students' families to make the most of the opportunities that come during our time together. Please feel free to contact me at 916-5243 with any questions, concerns, or comments.