Laurie Huntwork was selected as Jacob Wismer Elementary School Principa l effective July 1, 2021. Before becoming an administrator, Laurie, who is multilingual, was a counselor, Child Development Specialist and Teacher on Special Assignment with the Beaverton School District. Laurie has served as Barnes Assistant Principal and William Walker Assistant Principal prior to being selected as Jacob Wismer Elementary Principal. Thao Do Gwilliam was selected as Oak Hills Elementary School Principal , effective July 1, 2021. A COSA Assistant Principal of the Year, Thao has served as Stoller Assistant Principal and as Highland Park Assistant Principal. She has also served as an administrator in the Reynolds School District and an English Language Arts teacher in Canby and Hillsboro. Thao is bilingual in English and Vietnamese. She brings a wealth of talent and expertise to the principalship at Oak Hills Derek Johnston , was selected as William Walker Elementary School Principal effective July 1, 2021. Derek was formerly the principal at Mountain View Elementary in Burley, Idaho. Prior to his work as an elementary principal, Derek served as leadership advisor, football, basketball and track coach and summer school principal at the high school level. Derek taught U.S History at the middle and high school levels before entering educational leadership. Andrew Gilford was selected as International School of Beaverton (ISB) Principal effective July 1, 2021. Andrew is currently serving as Assistant Principal at Clackamas High School in the North Clackamas School District. Before becoming an administrator, Andrew, who is fluent in Spanish, was an Instructional Coach, IB Geography Teacher, and also taught Science and Social Studies. Andrew has lived and taught in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Andrew brings an international perspective, linguistic diversity and a strong tradition of instructional leadership to the role. David Westhora was selected as William Walker Assistant Principal , effective July 1, 2021, working alongside new Principal Derek Johnston. Currently Westview High School Assistant Principal, David’s energetic leadership, his enthusiasm for serving at the Elementary level and his fluency in Spanish are welcome assets he will bring to this new opportunity. Natalie Labossiere was selected as Mountainside High School Assistant Principal effective July 1, 2021. Formerly Conestoga Assistant Principal, Natalie had previously taught Social Studies at Westview and been a Teacher on Special Assignment for the North Clackamas School District. We are excited to bring Natalie’s passion for creating opportunities for all students and her multi-faceted leadership talents to the Mountainside team. Gerardo Ibarra Elola was selected as Southridge High School Assistant Principal effective July 1, 2021. Gerardo formerly served as Assistant Principal at Reynolds High School in the Reynolds School District where he oversaw the English Language Development Department, World Languages, the RHS Equity Team, Special Education and Latino Parent Involvement. Gerardo has served as Principal and Assistant Principal at the Elementary and Secondary levels in Oregon and Florida. A native of Mexico, Gerardo’s multilingualism and his passionate focus on students and community bring powerful additions to our work together. Ben Lyman was selected as Westview High School Assistant Principal effective July 1, 2021. Ben was most recently the Westview Student Manager. While at Westview Ben has served as the Behavioral Health and Wellness Facilitator, Spanish Teacher, AVID Elective Teacher, AVID Site Coordinator, and Standards-Based Learning TOSA. Ben is an Aspiring Administrator candidate, having participated in this pipeline partnership between Lewis and Clark College and the Beaverton School District. Ben brings a bilingual perspective to his work with students and families. His commitment to equity, inclusion and removing barriers to success for all students are signature themes of his leadership. Kirsti (pronounced “Sheersti”) Guidoux was selected as Conestoga Middle School Assistant Principal effective July 1, 2021. Kirsti was interim Assistant Principal at R.A. Brown Middle School in the Hillsboro School District. Prior to her work in administration, Kirsti has served as Dean of Students, AVID Site Coordinator and Math Teacher in multiple Oregon school districts. Kirsti brings a strong foundation of instructional leadership and a track record of success in multiple contexts. Grant Piros was selected as Conestoga Assistant Principal effective July 1, 2021. Grant formerly served as an English Language Arts teacher and coached Track and Football at Mountainside High School. Grant has previously worked as a Professional Development TOSA in Beaverton and a High School English Teacher in Silver Falls School District. Prior to becoming a teacher, Grant worked as an Instructional Assistant in Salem-Keizer School District. Grant’s varied educational experiences have helped shape his collaborative leadership style. Kelly Angelina was selected as Stoller Middle School Assistant Principal effective July 1, 2021. Kelly was formerly Assistant Principal at Girls Athletic Leadership School in Panorama City, California. As a founding staff member of GALS, Kelly helped establish a thriving charter school that empowers young women’s academic achievement through the integration of athletics in the curriculum. Prior to her work with GALS, Kelly taught English Language Arts at Greenwood Academy K-8 in Denver Colorado. Kelly brings thoughtfulness, student-focused energy, positivity and an entrepreneurial spirit to her work. Paul Hanson was selected as Stoller Middle School Assistant Principal effective July 1, 2021. Formerly Assistant Principal at West Linn High School, Paul has worked as a Teacher in the Hillsboro School District at Liberty High School. While at Liberty Paul taught Physics, served as Educational Equity Facilitator, led Liberty’s 9th Grade Academy, served as AVID Cohort Teacher, led professional development in Constructing Meaning and served as Region 1 Director of Oregon Science Teachers Association. Paul brings instructional depth, administrative experience and a deep commitment to supporting high achievement for all students.
We are in need of bus drivers for the upcoming school year. We’re holding two more Bus Driver Hiring Events on July 14 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take a bus for a spin around the Capital Center parking lot and participate in an immediate interview. With benefits and a flexible schedule, being a school bus driver is a perfect fit for a recent retiree, a stay-at-home parent or a person in need of a second job. The events will be held at the Beaverton School District Capital Center parking lot at the corner of 185th and Walker Road.
Today, three newly-elected board members and one re-elected board member were sworn in. Congratulations and welcome Karen Pérez, Sunita Garg, Ugonna Enyinnaya and Susan Greenberg! Tom Colett was elected Chair of the Beaverton School Board for the 2021-22 school year and Becky Tymchuk was elected Vice Chair for the 2021-22 school year. *Please note - audio picks up at 1:45. Our apologies for the technical difficulties!
Face covering requirements will be differentiated by school level: For schools with PreK – 8th grade students: staff and students are REQUIRED to wear a face covering when students are INSIDE the school and during school hours. For high schools: staff and students are NOT required to wear a face covering when inside a school building and during school hours. The district encourages high school students who have not been vaccinated to wear a face covering when inside a school building. For high schools offering programs to PreK – 8th grade students: all staff and all students are REQUIRED to wear a face covering when PreK – 8th grade students are INSIDE the high school and during school hours.
Starting June 21, school offices will move to summer hours. Middle and high schools will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Elementary school hours will vary by location. Please check your individual school's website for more information.
Grades 1-5 (Elem & Grades 1-6 (K-8) Wednesday, September 8 Grades 7-8 (K-8) Thursday, September 9 Kindergarten 1/2 Class - Friday, September 10 1/2 Class - Monday, September 13 Middle School Grade 6 Wednesday, September 8 Middle School Grades 7 & 8 Thursday, September 9 High School Grade 9 Wednesday, September 8 High School Grades 10-12 Thursday, September 9 Pre-k (Aloha-Huber, Barnes, Bonny Slope, Fir Grove, Greenway, McKay, McKinley, Vose, William Walker Monday, September 20 Preschool Promise at Merlo Monday, September 13 Option Programs - for start date, contact school directly ACMA, Merlo, ISB, BASE