Board Begins Superintendent Search Process

Dear Students, Parents, Staff and Community Members,

The Creswell School Board recognizes that community engagement in schools is an important component of student success. Because we are very interested in your input concerning the current search for a new superintendent of the Creswell School District, we are posting links to a survey which will be utilized to formulate a position posting.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZTVJ6Z5

Española: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/ZMPYSH9

Or, you may join us for one of our Community Input sessions.

• Thursday, March 21st, 6:00 pm
• Friday, March 22nd, 6:00 pm

Both input sessions will be hosted in the Creswell School District Board Room (998 West A St.)

We highly encourage you to participate.

Thank you for your continued support of our schools.

Tim Rogers, Board Chair

Superintendent Hamilton Accepts Position with Springfield Public Schools

Dear Students, Staff, Parents, Community Members, and Friends,

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that my time with Creswell School District is coming to a close. In July, I will become the Superintendent for our neighbor, Springfield Public Schools.

Thank you for eight meaningful and productive years working with students, staff, parents, and community members to prepare Creswell students for success. It has been a deep and satisfying pleasure to work with so many caring and compassionate educators and community members. Together, we have accomplished a substantial amount of meaningful work. Specifically:

  • We increased our overall academic achievement in reading and math, and our 4-year district-wide cohort graduation rate for 2018 reached 86.8% – that’s an increase of 14.2 percentage points since 2014.
  • We developed and expanded our early learning programs – Kids in Transition to Schools (KITS), Preschool Promise, and Family Resource Center – to support a successful transition to school for our youngest students.
  • We expanded our high school catalogue of college-level courses and career technical education (CTE) programs and partnered with Elevate Lane County to offer more real-world experiences and prepare our students for college, apprenticeship, career, and life.
  • We addressed some of the barriers – like hunger, clothing, and basic needs – that prevent students from focusing on learning. This work will continue thanks to strong relationships between the district and community partners.

These efforts have helped our students succeed. It takes an entire community to support such deep success, and you have been a significant contributor to these victories.

It has been a pleasure to be part of this progress. Thank you for the opportunity to serve the students of Creswell.

Best wishes,
Todd Hamilton

The Board will meet in the coming weeks to plan for hiring a new superintendent for Creswell School District. More information will be provided at that time.

Classified Employees Bring Education to the Top

Education happens when our classified employees are on the job!

Classified employees take on a wide variety of critical tasks in our schools.  Classified employees, with their diverse talents and true
dedication, help schools work and students learn.

To be a classified employee means being an essential element of a great education.

Classified Employee Appreciation Week is celebrated every year during the first full week of March. Please join us in expressing appreciation to all the custodians, bus drivers, kitchen staff, secretaries, educational assistants, technology specialists and maintenance staff who serve our students and keep our schools open for learning.