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.
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.