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  • Announcing new Chief of Schools, Dr. Shawn Bird

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Shawn Bird has accepted our offer to become Chief of Schools for Portland Public Schools. Shawn is a passionate educator with more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, administrator and executive leader in urban school districts.

  • Announcing new principal at Laurelhurst, Olgamar Amor

    This is a photo of Olgamar Amor

    Dear Laurelhurst Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Olgamar Amor will be the new principal at Laurelhurst K-8 School. Olgamar is a veteran educator and a bilingual professional with a deep interest in students’ cognitive, social and emotional growth.

  • Announcing interim principal at Robert Gray, Molly Chun

    Dear Robert Gray Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Molly Chun has agreed to serve as interim principal at Robert Gray Middle School for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Molly, a veteran PPS administrator, will come on board starting Dec. 2 as students return from the week off for parent-teacher conferences and Thanksgiving.

  • Announcing new Program Administrator for Dyslexia, Elizabeth Martin

     Elizabeth Martin

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Humanities Department is excited to announce Elizabeth Martin as the Program Administrator for Dyslexia. Elizabeth has worked in Portland Public Schools since 2012, and her new position will allow her to use the skills and knowledge she has gained in working with students with reading difficulties and disabilities.