John Crabb360email@example.comMy name is John Crabb. I grew up in Aberdeen, attending Alexander Young Elementary School and Hopkins Junior High School. I graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1986 where my father was a longtime Spanish teacher. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, my master’s degree from Lesley University, and my principals’ certification from City University of Seattle. My teaching career started in LaPush, (pre-Twilight) where I taught grades 3-5. I then moved to Taholah, where I taught grades 5-12. This is also where I began my administrative career as a K-8 principal and athletic director. The last seven years were spent in Kotzebue, Alaska. This adventure allowed me to see rural Alaska by snowmobile, air, and by water. It truly changed my outlook on life and I am a better person for it.
In Kotzebue, I was assistant principal for three years and then principal of June Nelson Elementary School for the last four years. This year, however, is the year for my family to return to Washington. My wife and daughter, Dawn and Lydia, are very glad to be back on the Harbor. The opportunity to work at Central Park Elementary is very exciting to me and I am looking forward to serving the families, students and staff as the principal of the best school in the district.