Mr. Tom Davidson
Welcome to Washington Middle School, as your principal, it is important that everyone understand that we strive to be the best in everything we do while as Washington. We challenge our students to think, dialogue and work to the best of their abilities.
I started my education career in 2008 in the West Aurora School District as a Special Education Teacher. After teaching, I took the position of Dean of Students at West Aurora High School. My next position was that of the Assistant Principal of Operations and then Assistant Principal of Teaching & Learning both at Herget Middle School. All this experience has brought me to my current position as Principal of Washington Middle School.
I am a proud father of twin boys Mason and Carter, who will one day work their way through School District 129 as students. I have been married since 2013 to my wife who currently works at West Aurora High School.
Mrs. Jolene Smith
I’ve proudly spent my whole professional career in School District 129. I started as a math teacher at West Aurora High School in 2007 and became the math department chair in 2012. I then moved into the role of Grades 6-12 Math Curriculum Coordinator in 2015. These experiences have helped me prepare for my new position as Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning at Washington Middle School!
I believe that all students should be challenged to grow in their education. I look forward to being a General and am excited for the new challenges we will provide to your students!
Mr. victor perez
My entire professional career has been spent in West Aurora. I was a Hill Hawk night custodian and paraprofessional. I was a Smith Superstar paraprofessional. Once I graduated from Aurora University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and History, I became a Schneider Bulldog, a Lincoln Lynx, Freeman Mustang, and Hall Huskie classroom bilingual teacher. I earned a Master’s degree from Aurora University in Teacher Leadership in Math and Science and was able to become a Washington General where I have been a bilingual, social studies teacher. I became Dean when I earned my second Master’s in Educational Leadership. This year I am stepping into the role of Assistant Principal of Operations and will help lead and grow the school I have called home for almost a decade. In every school I have been at in West Aurora, I have seen greatness in our students and it has been my pleasure to see so many do great things as they become Blackhawks and beyond. I credit West Aurora with providing me with so many aspects of My life, the greatest of which is that this is where I met my wife, Kristin, and where I began my family of three children with her. I hope to be here for many years because with challenge, dialogue, and growth mindset, the Generals can become the very best of the best. Besides, we truly believe that once a General, always a General.
MR. BRYANT COBO
I am so excited for my first year at Washington Middle School serving as the dean of students! I strongly believe in developing a growth mindset for our students and staff which begins by creating a safe learning environment for our amazing school community. Collaboration and communication with the staff, students, families, and the community are two of the most important aspects for this upcoming school year as we all work to create a culture of high expectations for our Generals.
My educational career began at Lincoln Jr. High in Mt. Prospect as a Spanish teacher and immediately knew that middle school was where I needed to be. I most recently was a Spanish teacher in Naperville CUSD 203 where I also coached football, wrestling, and track. I recently graduated from North Central College with my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~Marianne Williamson