Principal OJ Gulley

  • Principal OJ Gulley

    Mr. Gulley begins his third year as the principal of Evergreen and his ninth year as a part of the Hillsboro School District. Prior to joining the Hillsboro community, he spent five years in the Reynolds School District. After being a high school administrator, he’s excited to be at Evergreen as it provides him with the opportunity to work with students at an earlier stage of their education. He looks forward to collaborating with teachers and families in order to make the student transition from middle school to high school a successful one. He and his lovely wife Kendra are thrilled to become actively involved in the Glencoe and Evergreen community.

    Educational Background

    • Linfield College - 2004; Bachelor of Arts in History & Secondary Education
    • Concordia University – 2008; Masters of Arts in Education & Administration
    • Concordia College – 2010; Administrative Licensure

    Educational Career

    • 10 years as a classroom teacher at Reynolds and Liberty High Schools
    • 2 years as Dean of Students at Liberty High School
    • 2 years as Assistant Principal at Liberty High School
    • 3 years as Head Basketball Coach at Liberty High School
    • 7 years as an assistant coach in basketball and football

Assistant Principal Celia Murray

  • Asst Principal Celia Murray

    Ms. Murray starts her seventh year as the assistant principal at Evergreen. She has been in education for 27 years, with this being her 19th year in our District and her 12th year as an administrator in Hillsboro. Ms. Murray has taught at multiple levels in K-12, but always comes back home to middle school where she really enjoys working with students and offering support through collaboration with staff, parents and stakeholders. With elementary, middle and high school experience, Ms. Murray brings a variety of knowledge to support the continuation of the successful transition to middle school and beyond. Ms. Murray has two children, Emma, who is happily married, and Collin, who recently graduated from high school.

    Educational Background

    • California State University, Long Beach - 1985; Bachelor of Science
    • California State University, Sacramento - 1989; Teaching Licensure
    • University of Phoenix - 2006; Masters of Arts in Education, Initial Administrative Licensure
    • Concordia University - currently attending; Continuing Administrative Licensure

    Educational Career

    • 16 years as a classroom teacher (4 years at various elementary and middle-level schools in California, Maryland, Thailand; 6 years at Daly Middle School and Lakeview High School; 6 years at JB Thomas Middle School in Hillsboro)
    • 1.5 years as a Teacher on Special Assignment - Hillsboro School District
    • 4.5 years as Principal of McKinney Elementary School - Hillsboro School District