Tim Eastman
Tim EastmanPrincipal
EMail: teastman@mattawanschools.org
Phone: (269) 668-3361 x1280

Meet The Principal

I am very excited to begin my fourth year at Mattawan.

Here are a few things about me (you can check out the resume, below, too):

I grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Creston High School.  From GR, I came to Kalamazoo.  I graduated in 1990 from Kalamazoo College with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  I was hired to coach swimming and diving at Hackett Catholic Central that fall and then was hired in to teach science that following year.  At Hackett, I taught Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Physics, and Forensic Science.  I served as the swimming and diving coach for the Boy’s and Girl’s programs for many years and also spent some time as the assistant track coach.

After eight years, I left Hackett for Olivet College.  There, I was the aquatics director, swimming and diving coach, associate professor in HPERS and associate professor in Chemistry.  I returned to Kalamazoo and served as a PK-8 principal and then spent 13 years as the Principal at Hackett.  In my return to Kalamazoo, I resumed coaching and spent three of those years as the coach of the Mattawan-Hackett Girl’s Swim program.

As you can probably tell from the picture, I do like the outdoors and always enjoy taking a little time in the fall for salmon fishing in beautiful northern Michigan.  I enjoy cycling and swimming.  In my spare time, I also like to read, cook, and spend time in the yard.  My wife and I have been married for 21 years.  We have two children.  That means that we’re involved in their activities.

I enjoy being a member of the Mattawan community and love being the Principal of the High School.

Tim Eastman Resume