Pioneer Special School Program

Specially Designed Instruction to
Meet Students' Individual Needs.

2600 SE 71st AvePortland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6504Fx (503) 916-2713

2704 SE 71st AvePortland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6506Fx (503) 916-2713

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  • School News & Announcements

    Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

    Many students come to us after a long series of problems at home, at school, and in the community. In other settings they have been seen as either failures or victims. At Pioneer Special Schools we are adopting a skills-based approach that replaces the blaming and punishment/reward systems that children and their families have so often dealt with in the past. Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is a way of teaching and parenting that makes use of every child’s wish to be understood and enlists him/her as a partner in developing skills for effective learning and living. It all begins with one premise:

    Kids do well if they can.


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  • SPED Teacher Interview Day on Saturday, February 9

    The PPS Human Resources Department is conducting interviews for Special Education Teachers. Open positions could include Learning Center, Communication Behavior Class, Intensive Skills Class, Social Emotional Class, Community Transition Program, and Pioneer Program. Click here or "More" below for additional information. 

  • Peace in Schools' 2019 trainings for PPS staff

    PPS staff  are invited to attend a variety of trainings for youth-serving professionals offered by Peace in Schools. Click "More" below for details about these upcoming trainings. 
  • A major move toward becoming a data-driven district

    Dear Colleagues,

    While developing our core strategies since our October planning retreat, the Division of Instruction and School Communities outlined Five Bold Steps. I am pleased today to announce a major move forward in developing one of those strategies, by accelerating our organizational capabilities to become a truly data-driven district.

  • Announcing new Chief Operating Officer, Dan Jung

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am very pleased to announce that Dan Jung has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Portland Public Schools. Dan’s promotion marks another milestone for our organization, as we continue to build the type of leadership team needed for PPS to become one of the country’s best school districts.