Ames leaves ML schools a better place

Medical Lake Schools Superintendent Tim Ames is set to retire June 30 after nine years on the job.

MEDICAL LAKE – School District Superintendent Tim Ames will close the books on a 38-year career in education June 30 when he retires.

And like in Boy Scouts, where the goal is to leave the outdoors a better place than when entering, Ames said he is confident his nine-year run here has done just that.

It's much more, too, than the new sign outside district headquarters.

Ames has had a winding road in both life and his career.

It first followed his parents in the U.S. Air Force, then with the Bonneville Power Administration and later his own from elementary teacher to schools' boss in multiple p...


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