Congratulations to Joe Simpson on being inducted into the Grant High School Athletic Hall Of Fame.
The long time teacher, coach, counselor and vice principal was rewarded by his alma-mater in a recent induction ceremony recognizing Simpson’s 35-plus years of facilitation at the northeast Portland school.
In addition to coaching football and track at Grant, Simpson taught social studies, physical education and career skills. He also coordinated special projects for disadvantaged and special needs students.
Officially retired, Simpson still mentors administrators new to the Portland Public School District and is regularly called on as a substitute administrator at Grant.
The Portland Observer acknowledges Joe Simpson’s dedication and tireless efforts to teach, coach and counsel youth through their formative high school years. Thank you Mr. Joe Simpson for a job well done.