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Mr. Chris Hudson

I'm a University of Oregon graduate class of 85' ( Go Ducks! ). I have a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with an endorsement in Fitness Management and Health. I’m an avid golfer and was the coach of the Wilson High School Boys Golf Team. I have a wonderful family, wife, 3 kids and a dog. I work at Mt. Hood Meadows teaching skiing and have done that since 1985. Come ski with me!


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Mr. Jacob Jonas-Closs

Mr. Jonas-Closs grew up in Boston but has lived in Portland for over a decade. His time in Portland began with him getting his Masters in teaching from Lewis & Clark. He has taught in Portland Public Schools for over five years, but has also done work as a substitute teacher and a part time-mental health counselor. Being a true Social Sciences/Language Arts teacher two of his favorite things are reading, and studying history. When he is not in the classroom, or reading, he is often gardening, hiking, watching the New England Patriots play football, or spending time with both his adorable orange cat, Atticus, and friendly Red Heeler Rusty.


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Mr. David Kennedy

Hi! I am the computer teacher (Tech 1 & 2) and local techy-nerd at RGMS. In an earlier life, I worked at AT&T as a UNIX administrator in Atlanta, GA. I’m originally from the biggest little state in the union, Rhode Island. I graduated from Providence College as an English major, and I completed a teacher program at Concordia in 2009. I enjoy anything computer-related, running (10+ miles/week), classical music, and being a teacher.



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Mrs. Julie Miller

Hello! I am Mrs. Miller and I am excited to be the music teacher at Robert Gray! I have taught band, choir, and general music in elementary and middle school settings. I have a BA in Music Education from the University of Portland and an MA in Music from Northwestern University. At home, I have 2 boys who keep me busy and a husband who works near by at Ida B. Wells. I look forward to singing and playing a variety of music with the great students at Robert Gray this year!




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Ms. Anne Reid

Hi, I'm the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at Robert Gray Middle School. I work with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. I have earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in California and Endorsements in Oregon for Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, ESOL and K-8 Multiple Subjects. I love middle school students. I have three children, two are at Ida B Wells Barnett High School and one is at the University of Oregon. When I am not teaching or raising my family, you can find me out on the river with my masters rowing team or visiting the wilderness or national parks. I also love to travel to all places near and far. I look forward to working with students and their families in the upcoming school year.



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Ms. Amy Steel

I am thrilled to be at Robert Gray this year as your child’s art teacher. This is my seventh year In PPS. Since 2001, I have taught art all over Portland at a variety of venues including the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, and the Portland Children’s Museum. I hold a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA and M Ed from Portland State. In my free time I like to do ceramics and hand in embroidery, roller skate, and hang out with my Boston Terrier, Tito. Check out our instagram page RGMSartroom