Mike Franklin, Principal

After many years of living, teaching and coaching in places that included Detroit, MI, The Lummi Nation, Alaskan Villages, and The Big Island of Hawai’i, Mike has settled in Bend with his wife and two boys. He is now transitioning from Assistant Principal at Mountain View High School to Principal at Skyline. He is excited, grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to join this team to help develop an innovative learning community in Bend. 

Favorite quote: 
“Action expresses priorities.”—Mahatma Gandhi

Favorite book: Impossible to decide…One Hundred Years of Solitude or Peter Pan.

Most fun job other than teaching: Commercial Fisherman

Why do you teach?: Public education is the most effective means to make positive social change.

How will you help make Skyline a fun place to learn?: I will build capacity in our teachers and students to be creative! 

Hobbies: Reading, running, snowboarding, surfing, and mountain biking with my family