Tim Dexter will be the new principal at the Prospect Charter School beginning with the 2014 school year. Dexter comes from Eagle Point where he taught for three years in the high school and four in the middle school. In all, Dexter spent 7 years in Eagle Point, but during that time he decided he needed a further challenge so he took courses at SOU to qualify himself for an administrative position. He says he is anticipating the challenge of this new position.
A native of Medford, Dexter spent his formative years in Mt. Shasta City, California. While there he participated in basketball, baseball and football. From that beginning, he entered College of the Redwoods, later transferring to Humboldt State in Arcata, Ca. Prior to his return to the Rogue Valley, he taught in both northern and southern California. It was in the smaller schools that he found his niche; smaller classes meant a more personal connection with students. That connection, he believes is key to quality learning and a valuable education.
Dexter spent three years on the parks and recreation committee in Eagle Point, where he lives with his wife and two children, ages 13 and 8. The Prospect district is planning several social functions to connect the new principal with the community. School will begin on August 26 and Dexter is looking forward to that opening and the opportunity to working with what he regards as highly qualified teachers.
Smaller class size at Prospect is one of the selling points that brought Dexter to this unincorporated city in the hills—that and a connection through an uncle who had been a fishing guide. He loves the outdoors and is looking forward to the Prospect experience.