A Letter from Principal Dean

  • Mr. Dean
    Timberline Community:

    As we enter the 2019-2020 school year, I once again have the honor of being the Principal at a school that I love. Over the years, we have built a tradition of excellence at Timberline. We take pride in being a school where every student can find an avenue for success and in being a community where everyone in the Blazer family strives to find the best in themselves and others. We have much to be proud of at Timberline and I look forward to another year of serving the Timberline community.

    This is Timberline’s 50th school year.  This school means so much to the community and anyone who has been a part of the Blazer family over the past 50 years.  Once you are a Blazer, you are always a Blazer.  Taking the time to highlight our 50th year is important because there is a sense of spirit, community, and care for each other that doesn’t exist everywhere.  Although the world has changed, our community has changed, and Timberline has changed through the years, one thing has never changed: Timberline will do whatever it takes to be there for our kids, our families, and each other.  Timberline is first and foremost a school that does what is best for kids and that will always be a part of our past, our present, and our future.

    The success of our students is built on the partnership we have with our families and the Timberline community. I am grateful that we have such an amazing relationship with our community and we will continue to strive to be the type of school that our families can be proud to send their children to. Our entire staff works very hard to create a positive environment where every person’s unique strengths and talents are celebrated. We have a culture of high expectations for students and staff alike and it is our sincere goal that each and every one of our students graduates with a plan for the future and with the skills necessary to be successful in anything they do. The combination of focusing on our students’ academic success as well as their social and emotional well-being creates an environment where our students do amazing things every year.  Kindness and compassion are at the heart of all that we do and we are grateful to be a part of a diverse school where everyone’s unique strengths are valued.

    We take pride in all of the academic opportunities we offer our students, with strong core academic programs as well as outstanding elective programs. We have a strong Advanced Placement program and multiple courses that provide College in the High School options for our students.  We also provide numerous academic interventions to help ensure all of our students can reach their goals. We offer a Highly Certified AVID (Achievement via Individual Determination) program and numerous academic routes for students to pursue their goals. In addition to our strong academic programs, we also have athletic programs with a tradition of success and a fine and performing arts program that is second to none. We are proud to be a comprehensive high school where every student has opportunities in any area they are interested in. We have a kind, caring, highly-qualified staff who truly believes that every one of our students can and will succeed.

    I am proud to be a part of the tradition of success that has been built over the past 50 years at Timberline and am proud to be your Principal. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with you again this year and I look forward to a great year.


    Go Blazers!

    Paul Dean, Principal




Last Modified on September 4, 2019