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  • Announcing the New Secondary Schools Area Senior Director with a focus on Middle Schools and Dual Language Immersion Programs within Middle Schools, Christyn McCloskey

    Dear PPS Community,                                                        

    I am pleased to announce Christyn McCloskey as the new Secondary Schools Area Senior Director with a focus on Middle Schools and Dual Language Immersion programs.  Christyn returns to Portland from the Houston Independent School District in Texas where she was Principal of Stevenson Middle School serving historically underserved student populations.  While there, Ms. McCloskey prioritized the social and emotional learning of all students while continuing to drive student results through engaging, data-informed, and culturally-affirming instruction. Ms. McCloskey supported the growth of her staff through leadership development programs, building strong systems that encourage employee retention, and creating learning and development programs for all campus personnel.

     

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  • Announcing the New Interim Principal at Creston Elementary School, Holly Altiero

    Dear Creston Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Holly Altiero will be the new Interim Principal at Creston Elementary School. Holly comes to Creston from her position as Assistant Principal at the Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) within PPS. She has taken the lead with safety planning at the K-12 school, as well as organizing and running COVID-19 safety teams and Student Intervention Teams. Holly has also led in-class coaching for teachers in Social Emotional Learning lessons at MLC.

     

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  • Announcing the New Principal at Metropolitan Learning Center, Suezann Kitchens

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    Dear MLC Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Suezann Kitchens will be the new principal at MLC. Principal Kitchens comes to MLC from Helensview High School, where she’s served as the vice principal for the past year.

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  • Announcing the New Senior Director of Middle Grades Core Academics, Joanna Tobin

    Dear PPS Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Joanna Tobin will serve as the district’s Senior Director of Middle Grades Core Academics. Working in the Office of Teaching and Learning, Joanna will lead our Middle Grades core academic programming, including implementation of our new curricular materials and professional learning for all Middle Grades. Joanna will also oversee our Middle School Redesign work and K-12 Library Services.

     

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