Our principal is an alum of Saint Joseph School who came back home from college to raise a family. Bill Koppes is a father of a little SJS Crusader, and is deeply dedicated to the SJS community. This year marks the third year of his principalship.
His educational background spans private and public education from kindergarten through college. He attended St. Joseph School, Junction Elementary, St. Francis Middle School, and Foothill High School. He graduated from Gonzaga University with honors, earning his Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Catholic Studies and minors in Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies.
Prior to his principalship, he served as public school teacher in general and special education, coached more than thirty middle school athletic teams, and served in the formation of district programs ranging from classroom technology applications to intervention models and school safety. He holds a Single-Subject Social Science Credential, a Multiple-Subject Credential, an Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate), and an Educational Administration Credential with his Masters in Administration.
His service outside education extends to his parish where he has served in numerous roles from youth minister, to Eucharistic Minister, to Pastoral Council Chair, and to his service as a member of the Knights of Columbus. It is no surprise the signatory for all his letters, Serviam, echoes the Latin affirmative for, “I will serve.”