Get to know Maple Grove principals Andrea Sperry and Ben Ziegler

Anyone who’s had the pleasure of meeting and working with Principal Andrea Sperry and Assistant Principal Ben Ziegler know that Battle Ground Public Schools and Maple Grove are lucky to have these two dedicated educators on board. Since October is National Principals Month, we wanted to take the opportunity to get to know these two amazing people a little better by asking them a few questions.

Principal Andrea SperryBefore joining the BGPS district, Sperry was an associate principal at Jefferson Middle School in the Vancouver Public Schools district. We asked Ms. Sperry to tell us some things that people might not know about her. Check out her answers to get to know a little more about Maple Grove’s new principal!

Do you have children of your own?
My husband, Chris, and I have three grown daughters. Our youngest two, Charlie and Gracie are in college (20 and 22 years old), and our oldest, Lanie, is married (26 years old). We also have one granddaughter, Sutton) who is 1!

Where did you grow up, and where did you go to school?
I grew up in Selah, Washington and attended the University of Portland.

What are your favorite sports/teams?
I don’t really have a favorite sports team, but I DO love to snow ski!

What do you like to do in your free time?
I LOVE to spend time with my family, walk my dogs, go hiking, listen to music, and read.

“I am excited/proud to be a Maple Grove Wildcat because….”
We are building a brand new school community together! Our students are so kind and fun to be around, our staff is very hard-working and compassionate, and our families are supportive and connected to school. I feel very lucky to be part of our school community!

Assistant principal Ben ZieglerBefore accepting the job as Maple Grove’s assistant principal, Ben Ziegler was the Dean of Students at our very own Prairie High School. Here are Mr. Zieglers answers to our burning questions!

Do you have children of your own?
One son, Boston. He just turned 4 and goes to preschool.

Where did you grow up, and where did you go to school?
I grew up in Washougal. I went to Eastern Washington University and Concordia University.

What are your favorite sports/teams?
Portland Trailblazers & Seattle Seahawks

If you were a character in a Disney/Star Wars/Marvel movie, which character would you be, and why?
I would want to be Han Solo because, when I was growing up watching Star Wars, he was the coolest and he pilots the Millennium Falcon!

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to hangout with my family, go to the zoo with my son, play golf, and be outdoors.

“I am excited/proud to be a Maple Grove Wildcat because….”
The students and staff are amazing and I feel lucky to work at such a great school!

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