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  • 9-12 Core Academics

    About Us
    The 9-12 Core Academics Program serves to promote the empowerment of professional educators through partnership in continuous learning and the development and refinement of instructional practices, curriculum, and assessment to support every student in attaining the promise of the PPS Graduate Portrait.   We strive to approach all of our work, decisions, and resourcing with a culturally relevant and sustaining lens. Our aim is to cultivate the attribute of being an influential and informed global steward in which students are prepared to live and work in a global environment.

    Our commitment: Advance the academic achievement of all students in Portland Public Schools.

    Our charge: Ensure that each student graduates from high school prepared for college and careers and equipped with the core content knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.


Filip Hristic
Senior Director 9-12 Core Academics
Chris Brida
Director-Acad Prgms AP, CTE & IB. College and Career Readiness
Yeng Dhabolt
Director, College and Career Readiness
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Noelle Gorbett
Assistant Director, 9-12 Core Academics (Math and Science)
Assistant Director, 9-12 Core Academics (Language Arts and Social Sciences)
April Martin
Administrative Assistant