In her seventh year as principal of Raisbeck Aviation High School, Therese Tipton brings more than 20 years of education experience and 13 years of private industry experience to her role. Born and raised in Seattle, Therese began her teaching career in Puyallup, and then moved with her family to Arizona. After leading state-recognized, successful schools at the K-12 level in Arizona, Therese returned to her hometown in 2016, where she was appointed as Principal of Raisbeck Aviation High School. Therese takes pride in leading one of the top schools in both the state and the nation. RAHS has developed an innovative, hands-on learning experience for students by collaborating with dozens of partners in the aerospace industry. Growing up with a passion for aviation, Therese values the great contribution that the local aerospace industry has made to RAHS, including the valuable mentor and internship opportunities provided for students. Named as a National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools board member in 2019, Therese strives to provide an exceptional experience for all students to realize their future dreams.