School Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy

The Board of Directors of Creswell School District 40 is accepting applications from district patrons to fill a School Board of Director’s vacated position. The term for this appointment will expire June 30, 2019. Qualified candidates are asked to submit a board application outlining their qualifications and interest in serving on the board. Applications are available in the district office and here. The application must be received in the Creswell School District Office, 998 West A Street, Creswell, OR 97426, by 12:00 p.m. on December 15, 2017. To be eligible for appointment, the candidate must,

  1. have resided in the district for one year immediately preceding the appointment,
  2. be qualified to vote in the district, and
  3. not be an officer or employee of the district.

Recommendations will be made at an upcoming board meeting.

New Creswell HS Assistant Principal Selected

Creswell School District is pleased to announce that Alan Stearns has been selected as the next assistant principal at Creswell High School. Mr. Stearns comes to Creswell from Sutherlin School District, where he currently serves as a social studies teacher.

Before joining Sutherlin SD, Mr. Stearns spent seven years in Colorado as a high school teacher where his additional responsibilities included coordinating an AVID program, serving on school and district leadership committees, and coaching cross country and track. Mr. Stearns is an exceptional leader with a stellar track record for preparing students for success. He is excited to join CHS and the Creswell community.

Mr. Stearns recently completed his administrative licensure program. He earned his B.S. in History from Southern Oregon University in 2007 and his Master of Arts in Teaching from SOU in 2008.

Mr. Stearns is an Oregon native, originally from Oakland, Oregon. He and his wife enjoy traveling and working at the family ranch.

Mr. Stearns is a welcome addition to Creswell High School and Creswell School District.

Creswell School Board member among Leadership Oregon graduates

Timothy Rogers, Creswell School Board member, was among 20 local school board members who graduated May 5th with skills gained from the Oregon School Boards Association’s Leadership Oregon program. By completing this leadership program, Director Rogers obtained OSBA’s highest level of professional development recognition – Platinum Level.

The participants completed four sessions of 1½ days each to graduate, learning leadership skills and joining a support network of education leaders from across the state. The sessions consisted of advanced leadership, advocacy and engagement, key issues, and effective communications.

The program is offered at no charge once every two years. OSBA, based in Salem, represents nearly 1,400 local board members of school districts, charter schools, education service districts and community colleges statewide.

Congratulations Director Rogers!

(Photo, Left to Right: Timothy Rogers (CSD Board Member), Renee Sessler (OSBA Board Development Specialist), and Betty Reynolds (OSBA President)