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Rich Engel Rich Engel, Principal

  • B.S. Western Oregon University
  • M. Ed. Western Oregon University
  • Administrator for all Seniors
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Bob Daugherty Bob Daugherty, Interim Assistant Principal

  • B.S. Western Oregon University
  • M.S. Ed. Linfield College
  • Administrator for all Juniors
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Sean Saxton Sean Saxton, Assistant Principal

  • B.S. University of Oregon
  • M.Ed. University of Oregon
  • Administrator for all Sophomores
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Jessica Smith Jessica Smith, Assistant Principal

  • B.S. Western Oregon University
  • M.S. Portland State University
  • Administrator for all Freshmen
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Don Lien Don Lien, Athletic Coordinator

Mission Statement
Our mission: to graduate culturally responsible students empowered to achieve college and career success.
We believe this mission will be supported by:

  • Ensuring a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment;
  • Investing in the individual achievement of every student;
  • Providing diverse opportunities to support relevance between the classroom and post-high school experiences;
  • Promoting critical thought and problem solving;
  • Building academically supportive and meaningful relationships;
  • Appreciating and valuing every member of our school family.
School Improvement Goals
West Albany High School will:

  • Increase school-wide attendance rate;
  • Achieve a true 0% dropout rate;
  • Increase the percentage of students meeting the OSAT benchmarks in reading and math to 70%;
  • Commit to strengthening meaningful connections with the diverse population attending our school and growing at-risk population.