Tag Archives: James Brookins

An Opinion: These Teachers Will Be Missed

Last year, when autumn rolled around and the new school year started, Vernonia High School students had a lot to look forward to with the opening of the new school campus.  There was a lot of excitement as a new era dawned on the community.  It was a big change for students, teachers, and families.

This year, when the school year starts again in September, there will be some different changes for the students at Vernonia High School.  And I would venture to guess that the students won’t be quite as excited this coming school year.

At the June 13, 2013 Vernonia School Board Meeting, Superintendent Dr. Ken Cox announced, and the School Board accepted,  the resignations of three staff members: band instructor Rob Izzett, social sciences teacher Brad Baker, and administrator James Brookins.

All three of these men have been popular among students, have had an impact not just in the classroom,  but also outside it, and each of them will be missed by the students, the staff and the community. Read More

Brookins Leaving Vernonia School District After 20 Years

Brookins-webVernonia School District Administrator James Brookins has accepted a position as the new Superintendent/Principal at the Blachly School District beginning  July 1st.  The Vernonia School Board accepted his resignation at their June 13, 2013 meeting.

Brookins has been part of  the Vernonia School District and the community for the past twenty years.  He has served as a teacher and a coach at the high school level, as an administrator, and most recently as the director of the special education program. Read More