Key Peninsula Middle School Principal Jeri Goebel announced her plans to retire after the 2022-2023 school year.
Goebel started her career in education 29 years ago, and has served as the KPMS Principal for 14 years. During her time she has led her team through many challenges and seen many successes, including the recent building renovations funded by the 2019 Capital Projects bond.
“I just love it here. I love the district, I love the school and the kids. The community and staff are great,” Goebel said. “And I’m going to volunteer for KPMS whenever they need it.”
Goebel started her career as an educator at the Mabton School District as a teacher. She also worked at Mount Vernon High School where she became an assistant principal. She worked as an assistant principal in Port Angeles before finally moving into her role at KPMS.
Goebel’s favorite part of the job was watching her students and staff grow.
“Every year we get better,” she said. “Seeing the growth from sixth to eighth grade, and every year our teachers are learning new ways to teach.”
“Working with Jeri over the years at KPMS has been a privilege, as we worked side-by-side facing challenges and serving our students. We wish her the best of luck in her retirement,” said Assistant Superintendent Dan Gregory.
PSD is currently interviewing for a new KPMS principal to start in the 2023-2024 school year.