My name is Jeff McGowan and I am the proud Principal of Pacific Cascade Middle School. I have been with the Issaquah School District since 2004 as an Asst. Principal of Skyline High School and Asst. Principal of PCMS, and now Principal. I hold an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Idaho and a Master's Degree from Western Washington University. I have also been a middle school teacher in the South Kitsap and Shoreline School District, prior to coming to Issaquah. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children, traveling, and listening to Bruce Springsteen.
At PCMS we are focused on using deep content knowledge to develop critical thinking skills through inquiry, integration of ideas, and application of learning. Additionally, we make knowing and meeting our students' academic and social needs a top priority. At the very core of our beliefs is the importance of building relationships with each other and developing a strong sense of community where everyone belongs. We pride ourselves in the diversity within our school community, where every student is treated with kindness, and are respected and supported in a way that serves them best. I greatly value talking with you and listening to your feedback, questions, and insights and look forward to partnering with each of you in your child's education.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you or your students' needs any support.