Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

MLC logoMetropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 student-centered education

2033 NW Glisan St. | Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 916-5737

Macarre Traynham

On a field trip at UC Berkeley's International House
On a field trip at UC Berkeley's International House

Welcome to MLC! I am proud to say that I am the Principal at a school where we love to see students find and appreciate the beauty of learning.  I have been an administrator in PPS since 2004 working as the VIce Principal at Benson High School, Jefferson High School and most recently Lincoln High School.  I taught high school mathematics in Southern California prior to relocating to Portland, Oregon; and I must say kids are my life. 

My work in education has afforded me the opportunity to work with young minds to help them become caring, responsible and productive members of society.  My joy comes from watching students take pride in their learning and finding their intrinstic motivation to keep trying even when the work gets difficult.  My focus this year at MLC is to continue to support our teachers with Storyline lesson design, expand opportunities for community engagement and campus beautification, and to continue to shape the school's learning environment for learning that supports the work that have the most direct influence on students.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. The best way to reach me is through email at mtraynha@pps.net however, you are welcome to call the school at (503)916-5737 Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm. Here's to an awesome year of learning!!!