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Beaverton Faculty District names new superintendent

A brand new superintendent has been introduced to guide Beaverton colleges subsequent yr.

Gustavo Balderas will take over on July 1 following the retirement of present superintendent Don Grotting

“I’ll proceed to work with workers and group on bettering an already phenomenal faculty system to make sure that we’re assembly the wants of all college students within the district,” Balderas mentioned in a press launch saying the brand new superintendent.

“We have to interact our youngsters to assist them outline their very own successes as they progress by BSD.”

Balderas has led the Edmonds Faculty District in Washington for the final two years, however has served in districts in Oregon and California. Earlier than taking up in Edmonds, Balderas was the superintendent for Eugene 4j colleges for five years.

Throughout his time in Eugene, Balderas was named nationwide superintendent of the yr by the American Faculty Superintendents Affiliation, in 2020.

Beforehand, Balderas’ kids attended Beaverton colleges whereas he labored within the Hillsboro Faculty District.

Because the first-generation son of Mexican immigrants rising up in Oregon and California, Balderas mentioned he understands a few of what college students in poverty or studying a brand new language is perhaps coping with, because the district continues to vary.

”These experiences will assist me join with college students and households and assist establish methods to fulfill the wants of our college students furthest from instructional justice,” Balderas mentioned.

Districts throughout Oregon are within the midst of superintendent searches, together with Grants Move, Corbett, Oregon Metropolis, and the Newberg Faculty District. The Coalition of Oregon Faculty Directors lists 4 present superintendent or performing superintendent openings for Eugene 4j, Jewell, Dayville and North Santiam.

Earlier this month, Woodburn Faculty District introduced the hiring of Joe Morelock for the highest job. Morelock was most just lately the superintendent in Newberg earlier than a college board majority dismissed him with no trigger given.

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