From Mr. Greer
Chambers Prairie Families,
It is an honor to serve as your principal. As a graduate of North Thurston Public Schools myself, I am truly invested in the success of your children and our community.
At Chambers Prairie, I am just one part of an experienced staff of professionals who focus on creating a positive learning environment and valuable educational experiences for our students. In addition to our robust reading, math, writing, social studies and science curriculums, we are fortunate to engage students in our music, physical education, art, and library. Beyond the regular school day, students also have the opportunity to join a variety of school clubs, including leadership, track, board games, and journalism.
As you walk through the halls and classrooms of our school, you will notice our PAWS expectations posted and practiced throughout. PAWS, (Pride and Respect, Achievement, Working Together, and Safety) is a touchstone we use to teach appropriate school behavior to our students. Students who are following the PAWS are recognized with a PAWS ticket, which earns individual prizes. Be sure to ask your students how they are practicing PAWS at school.
I am here to support you and your students. I value a strong working relationship between our school and our families. If you ever have a concern or question about our school, or a compliment about one of our staff members, please call, email me, or stop by. My door is always open.
About Mr. Greer
Mr. Greer attended North Thurston Public Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade; Woodland, Nisqually, Komachin, Timberline, and graduated from New Century High School. In 2003, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University in environmental politics. After working for the Washington State Senate and the Washington State Department of Ecology, he returned to school to become a teacher. He attended the University of Washington for his teaching certificate and in 2008 earned his Master’s in Education. He returned to the University of Washington for his principal’s certificate in 2013.
He taught 7th grade math and science at Ford Middle School in Franklin Pierce School District and has served as an assistant principal at the elementary and middle school level in University Place and Clover Park School Districts. Prior to becoming the principal of Chambers Prairie, he served as the principal at Olympic View Elementary, also in North Thurston.
Mr. Greer has two children of his own, Arthur and Elliott. Together they enjoy camping and hiking in the Olympics, biking around the Puget Sound, and snowboarding at White Pass.
From Mr. D
Dear Chambers Prairie Community,
It is my pleasure to serve the Chambers Prairie community as an assistant principal. I will work each day to find the best in all of us and build upon our talents to ensure each and every child succeeds.
To our children - you are each bright, beautiful, and unique. You have challenges and gifts that make you special. I am here to help you see your gifts and navigate your challenges. We’ll have celebrations and setbacks, but we’ll always move forward, learning and growing together.
To our families - thank you for your partnership. I am committed to seeking solutions that ensure your child’s school experience is affirming, inspiring, joyful, and rigorous. I look forward to our continued work together.
Charles “Rob” Duerr
About Mr. D
Mr. Duerr graduated from Western Michigan University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. He earned his National Board Teaching Certification in 2008, and again in 2018. He received his master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington in 2008. His principal certification was through the Danforth Program at the University of Washington in 2019.
Mr. D, as he’s known to students, has taught for 12 years in Bellevue, Washington before working for six years as a new teacher mentor and instructional coach. He moved to Olympia in 2019 where he worked as an intervention specialist and most recently as a Title I coordinator at Seven Oaks Elementary in North Thurston Public Schools.
Mr. Duerr has four children. He and his family enjoy hiking, skiing, and time together playing board games. Mr. D is a soccer player and coach. On summer evenings he may be found nearby at Lakepointe Park coaching for Thurston County United soccer club.