Three Minutes with Jake Bacon

Jake Bacon is the principal of Highland Hills Elementary School in Hermiston.

Principal, Highland Hills Elementary School

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

We moved to Hermiston after joining the Hermiston School District. Our experience has been so wonderful that we moved all three kids to the district and my wife and I both work for the district.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

We love to eat at La Palma and Yo Country!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spend time with my wife and kids. We are at the stage of life where all our spare time is taken following kids to their sporting events. My favorite place to be is in the mountains or at my Grandma's place in Grant County.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

I am reminded, daily how amazing our school family is. Our community, students, staff is truly one of the greatest experiences I have had professionally. I am proud to have my kids attending HSD. Our family feels very fortunate to be in a community that is so welcoming and supportive.

What was the last book you read/are currently reading?

I am currently reading "Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation" by Kim Marshall.

What app or website do you use most other than Facebook or Google?

It depends upon the season.

Fall – ESPN Fantasy Football & Seattle Seahawks APP

Winter & Spring – AccuWeather

Summer – ESPN & Seattle Seahawks App

Don’t tell my wife, I hope she is not reading this, Groupon is year-


If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Rome, or as we are finally walking away from winter, anywhere WARM!

What is the funniest thing that's happened to you?

We were holding a Highland Hills staff gathering and I accidentally emailed it out to the entire school district, not just Highland Hills. I was the lucky recipient to a lot of teasing by staff across the district.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months

To win the lottery, get into shape and relax more!

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Being a father. Nothing has given me so much grief and so much pleasure all at the same time. Watching our children grow through the stages of life is truly amazing.

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