Dr. Franco came to PPS from the Beaverton School District, where he served as the Executive Administrator of High Schools, Option Schools, and Athletics & Activities. Prior to that, he was the principal of Westview High School.
Jon has served students in several capacities, in a variety of school districts. He began as a math and science teacher in Patterson, California, followed by assistant principal positions in Gustine, California. His transition to Oregon began at St. Helens High School, where he was also an assistant principal, followed by his time spent at Century High School in Hillsboro. He also worked as a middle school principal in Newberg for several years.
As an equity driven, relationship-oriented leader, Jon has been able to positively impact students and systems in many districts. Jon’s extensive work with racial equity, standards-based learning and assessment, attendance, and student interventions makes him uniquely suited for our community. In Jon’s words, he is a “lifelong student and learner.” Jon received both his Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Teaching from Willamette University. He also holds an Educational Specialist degree from Lewis and Clark College in addition to a Doctoral degree from George Fox University.