Phone: 541-842-


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of the Arts from Linfield College Masters from SOSC

Mr. Gary Porter


Mr. Porter has been working as a teacher of AP Psychology, General Psych, AP European History, Economics, and Contemporary Issues at South for 34 years. For much of that time, he worked at Mid High, which became South Medford High School in more recent years. Before South, Mr. Porter worked at Oregon State Hospital, before teaching in Detroit, Oregon for two years. Born in Grants Pass, Oregon, and later living in Sweet Home, Mr. Porter graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1975. He got a BA from Linfield College, with a double major in History and Psychology, and a Masters in Secondary Social Studies Education from SOSC (now SOU). Mr. Porter has been married for 39 years, is a father to three children, all in their 30's, and has two part Siamese cats. He enjoys birding, hiking, and camping, and (supposedly) has no pet peeves. 

We asked Mr. Porter a few questions about himself, and these were his answers:

What is your favorite book?

The Lord of the Rings

What is your favorite aspect of BACH?

The sense of family and inclusiveness, the team working together, and the care for students. 

What is your favorite band/musician(s)?

The Beatles (and many others)

What is your favorite tv show that you would most likely binge watch?

Stranger Things, Star Trek