Who is the Associate Administrator?

Who is the Associate Administrator, Mr. Davidson?

     I was born in Tacoma, but at an early age moved to and grew up in Seattle. I am the third child in a family of four children. Having attended Washington State University, I still have strong ties to the Cougs, especially since I was given the opportunity to be the mascot “Butch the Coug,” and I continue to be a fan. I moved my family to Enumclaw, WA in 2006, after my beloved grandmother passed away, to allow my family the opportunity to learn from a great man, my grandfather.  Our family appreciates having my 95 year old grandfather so close, majestic Mt.Rainier to gaze at nearly every day, the opportunity to hike Mt. Peak, and many scenic camping areas so near.  My conviction for justice led me to my first teaching and coaching experience in Tacoma, WA at Jason Lee Middle School before being sought out to teach Humanities at the Tacoma School of the Arts High School.  My next endeavors brought me to teach at Enumclaw Middle School, Thunder Mountain, and Lakeridge Middle School before becoming the Associate Administrator here at TMMS.  This is my 12th year in the district and 19th year overall in the profession.

     Family comes first! My beautiful wife Heidi is a 2nd grade teacher in the White River School District at Foothills Elementary. We have two healthy, energetic children, a determined 15 year old daughter named Hannah and a curious 13 year old son named Taylor.  As well, we have a rambunctious dog named Sampson, and a kitty for Sampson to chase named Shelly Bella.  Both Heidi & I grew up in the Pacific NW, and together decided to move to Enumclaw, WA, after our first stint in Sumner, WA.  We met our senior year of H.S. as YoungLife participants, quickly became great friends, and ended up attending Green River C.C. & Washington State University at the same time.  We stayed in touch after college, both became teachers, and a few years later reconnected through friends.

Professional History -

  • Obtained my Master's in Education and Principal Certification from the University of Washington - Tacoma
  • Two time graduate from Washington State University with BA’s in Criminal Justice and Education
  • Attended Green River Community College from 1990 to 1992
  • Seven years as Language Arts and Social Studies teacher + Football, Baseball and Basketball coach at Jason Lee M.S., Tacoma, WA
  • One year as Humanities (English and History) and Health teacher at the Tacoma School of the Arts H.S., Tacoma, WA
  • One year as Language Arts and Social Studies teacher + Football and Baseball coach at Enumclaw M.S., Enumclaw, WA
  • Two years as Language Arts and Social Studies teacher + Baseball, Football and Wrestling coach at Thunder Mountain M.S., Enumclaw, WA, as well coached basketball @ Enumclaw H.S. for two years.
  • One year as Language Arts and Social Studies teacher + Football coach at Lakeridge M.S., Sumner, WA

My Middle School Philosophy -

     Every child has gifts, talents and the ability to learn!  They each discover those gifts and talents at different times throughout their lives. It's the responsibility of teachers and administrators, in partnership with parents, to help each child find their gifts, develop their talents, and further their learning. Children must have a solid academic core foundation, as well as exposure to a variety of co-curricular and exploratory activities to help them explore their areas of interest. Educators need to develop positive relationships with students, and work to remove obstacles so that each child can grow to reach their full potential and utilize those abilities.

     As the Associate Administrator, I am actively involved with the well being of the student body.  This comes in many forms, from my responsibility for disciplining students, guidance, mediating, and keeping the peace, to walking along side of the staff to help in the development of many different areas in the building. 

     Why middle school you say.  Because of the students' curiosity, and that they are still trying to find out who they are.  It is the opportunity to help clarify their future.  As well, I thoroughly enjoy my profession, and have a love for education and passion for helping students succeed.