Phone: 509-395-2571


Degrees and Certifications:

MS - Curriculum & Instruction (U. of Wisconsin-Madison) BAE - Social Science (Pacific Lutheran U) Administration Credentials in Oregon and Washington

Matt Ihle

I am very happy to have been called to serve as principal of Trout Lake School.  This is my 29th year as a building leader and second in the state of Washington.  My wife and I live in Hood River, our home for the last 29 years, though we have done some roaming in that time as well.  Much of the last 10 years, I served as principal at American and International schools in Morocco, Italy, and Brazil.  Now, in returning to the Gorge, Trout Lake School seems to be a good match for my private and public school experience.  

It is my hope that, if you register your children in this school, they will learn about their world and community in a way that is unique.  I hope for all of our children that they find their place and learn to be a support to others looking for their own place in this world.  

Trout Lake School graduates have accomplished many things locally and even internationally.  Come and be a part of a truly remarkable community of learners.