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    Lawson's  One of my favorite activities is to river raft down some of the most scenic rivers in our state.  

    Growing up in Eugene Oregon I spent my free time exploring our great states wild lands, after graduating from South Eugene High School I travelled to Costa Rica to surf and experience a new culture. After completing my bachelors in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon I continued to travel and experience new places and cultures.  Along the way I found work doing construction, leading me to a career in carpentry.  I have always felt it important to give to volunteer and to give back to my community.  After spending 10 years in the trades I felt that I was ready for a change and was presented with an opportunity to volunteer in a classroom serving students with disabilities and a wood shop at Lincoln High School. Working to help prepare students to become members of our community inspired me to want to become a teacher.  In 2002 I decided to go back to school with the goal of becoming a Special Education teacher.  It was a long and arduous journey but I was able to graduate from the University of Oregon with a Master in education.  Along the way my wife Mareka and I welcomed two wonderful children Forest and Piper.  After spending four years teaching in Eugene we eventually moved to Mosier where we have spent the past ten years building a home and a wonderful life in the Gorge.  I continue to strive everyday to provide a positive learning environment where all students can feel success. 

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    I look forward to working with you!


    Pete Lawson

    Peter Lawson  
    Subject:Community Works  
    Phone:541-386-4500 Ext.   4653  
    Email: peter.lawson@hoodriver.k12.or.us