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Bruce Plato
[1974]

School: Wilson

Sports Played: Basketball, Baseball

High School Honors: Basketball: 2-year letter winner; Member of State Tournament Team as a Senior; MVP Pitcher in the PIL East-West All-Star game. Baseball: 2-year letter winner; 1st Team All-PIL and All-State Honorable Mention as a Senior; led the League in wins and strikeouts as a Senior; Outstanding Pitcher as a Senior; played in State/Metro Baseball Game.

Post High School Career: Baseball at Oregon State University, 2-year letter winner. 1979 Assistant Football Coach at Wilson High School, 1979-1984 Assistant Women Basketball Coach at Wilson High School, 1980-83 Assistant Baseball Coach at Wilson High School, 1985-87 Assistant Women Basketball Coach at Lincoln High School, 1984-87 Head Softball Coach at Lincoln High School. 2002-2013 Principal at Lake Oswego High School, 1996-2002 Principal at Cleveland High School, 1994-95 Curriculum Vice Principal at Madison High School, 1991-94 Administrative VP at Lincoln High School, 1988-90 Administrative Assistant at Benson High School, 1979-87 Teacher at Bridlemile Elementary and Lincoln High School.

Commentary:

My high school athletic experience has, and continues to have, a profound impact on my personal and professional life. I had outstanding coaches while in high school who taught my teammates and me how to sacrifice for each other, how to work together towards a common goal, how to win and lose with humility, the importance of representing ourselves, our families, our school, and our community with class, what it means to be a school leader, and how to achieve our goals by working hard and concentrating on the fundamentals. All of these attributes can and have been transferred directly to my professional life as a high school administrator, and my personal life as a husband, father, sibling, and friend.

Vocationally, I was an educator for 34 years, a high school administrator for 27 of those years, and high school principal for the past 17 years before retiring this past June. I am currently working half-time for the Lake Oswego School District and volunteering in several different capacities.

I continue to enjoy traveling, reading, running, playing golf, and basketball.

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