Principal's Message

Principal, John "Gordy" Hall

Mr. Gordy Hall


Thunderbolt Students and Parents,


Hello, my name is John “Gordy” Hall. It is an honor and a dream come true to be selected to serve as Principal of Thunderbolt Middle School. After spending 28 years of my life in the Lake Havasu community and growing up as part of the district, I look forward to returning to the campus where I once walked the hallways as a student. I spent the first 5 years of my career as an Instructional Assistant and Teacher in Lake Havasu. Then, I moved to Texas to further develop my skills in education. Over the course of the last 7 years, I have transitioned from Teacher to Instructional Coach and then Assistant Principal. I look forward to bringing these skills to the community that has given me so much over the course of my life.


Family is one thing that I hold very close to my heart. My wife and kids are extremely excited to be moving back to live in the same town as family. My goal as a collaborative instructional leader at Thunderbolt is to establish a school culture where everyone feels like they are a part of the family and that their voices are always heard. I also look forward to working with all students to maintain a growth mindset and a strong work ethic in order to help instill the characteristics needed to become successful citizens in the real world.    


As I reflect on a very difficult school year for many different people, it is important that we provide the support needed to all. This includes starting with both the socio-emotional piece as well as helping to close the instructional gaps that may exist. All stakeholders working together is key to positive impactful change on a campus.


I look forward to an exciting school year and getting to know all of you! Please do not hesitate to reach out. I am committed to ensuring together we can help our students improve scholastically year after year. Thundercats Rock!




John “Gordy” Hall

Thunderbolt Principal