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Hello!! My name is David Slagle, and I’m proud to serve as the Principal of Orting Middle School. Orting is an incredible community, and the partnership between all of our schools and the community is a powerful one. All our schools, including OMS, are integral parts of the “hub” of Orting, and so in addition to providing a rich academic experience preparing students for their lives beyond secondary school, we work with multiple community partners to ensure that we’re also preparing each of our students to be happy, healthy, and well prepared citizens and community members. I truly enjoy supporting all of our students and families as our students transition from childhood to young adulthood.
My career in education began in Japan, followed by a stint in Los Angeles, where I taught general science and chemistry. I earned my graduate degree at UCLA. After starting a family, it made sense to return home to the Puyallup area, where my extended family still lives, and where my family and I have lived since 2004. I worked for several years at the high school level as an administrator, before joyfully joining the Orting School District in 2016.