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Alumnus becomes school principal after Coast Guard career

Thomas Orput

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The new principal of Valley High School in Dublin, California, is a Columbia College alumnus. Principal Thomas Orput had a career in the U.S. Coast Guard and used the “Troops to Teachers” scholarship program to achieve his degrees – the first of which was an associate degree from Columbia College-Coast Guard Island. After working as a middle school teacher, Orput eventually began serving in leadership positions in alternative education schools.

Read the full interview with Orput on Dublin’s education blog: “Valley High School welcomes new principal Thomas Orput”.

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