Mr. Underwood has been an administrator in the Vernonia School District since 2003-04. A 1991 graduate of Linfield College, he spent 10 years teaching in Klamath Falls, Portland, and Tigard. He has been the high school principal since the 2006-07 school year. During the 2010-11 school year, his job description was expanded to include administrative duties at the middle school level.
VMS is in the third year of the PBIS (Positive Behavior Support) program, designed to create an environment based on respect, safety, and responsibility. At VHS and VMS, we provide a well rounded education which focuses on high academic standards and expectations for behavior.
There are a wide variety of ways to get involved. The more connected a student is to their school, the more likely it is that they will achieve at the highest level. Students can and will rise to the expectations placed upon them. We will hold ourselves accountable, hold your students accountable for their learning, and hope that you will do your part to ensure your student will maximize his/her potential.