Meet The Principal
Mr. Browning has a Bachelor's Degree in education from Eastern Washington University. He has two Master's degrees from Eastern Oregon University and Western Governor's University.
He has been teaching in Hermiston since 2008. His journey began as a reading teacher at the original Armand Larive building. After a short stay, he began teaching Communications (Language Arts) at Hermiston High School for eight years. During his time there, he led all grade levels at one time or another, spent several years on the building leadership team, and as a part-time instructional coach for HHS. In 2017, he continued his journey in education outside of the classroom as the head of 'Hermiston ONLINE! Program'. In 2019, he moved into a full-time role as an instructional coach for grades 6-12 until April of 2021, when he was named the planning principal for Loma Vista Elementary School.
A message from Principal Browning:
"My roots in education can be traced to my grandmother, who taught Art to middle school students in Yakima, Washington. She was a master at building positive relationships with students, which I witnessed from a young age. I still remember frequenting shops with Grammie in Yakima and coming across her students. It was evident immediately that these students had a profound respect for my grandmother. I didn't really know it at the time, but those interactions had a profound impact on my future me. This passion for building strong, positive relationships will be the cornerstone of my leadership of Loma Vista Elementary School."
He has two daughters, Leslie (22) and Morgan (19) who are products of Hermiston School District. His wife also works in the Hermiston School District as the principal of Sandstone Middle School. His step-sons currently attend Hermiston Schools, Tabor (9th-grade @HHS), and Trayson (4th grade @ LVES). Mr.Browning enjoys spending time with my family traveling, boating, golfing, and adventuring.