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.
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.
I am very pleased to announce that we have hired Cynthia Le as Chief Financial Officer for Portland Public Schools. In this vital position on our Business & Operations team, Cynthia will manage, direct and integrate a full spectrum of broad and comprehensive financial services for our district. She will oversee budget analysis, procurement and contracting, financial services, and payroll and accounts payable.
I wanted to let you know that Molly Emmons will serve as Interim Director of Security as we finalize a permanent hire for this vital position. Molly, who serves as Assistant Director of Security Services and Emergency Operations, will add interim director duties starting Thursday, Nov. 1.