Welcome New Superintendent Michael Johnson

After four months of a comprehensive superintendent search and sifting through 25 highly-qualified candidates, the Creswell School District Board of Directors has chosen Michael Johnson to be its next superintendent. Mr. Johnson’s contract was approved at the June 5th board meeting. His proposed start date is set for July 1, 2019.

Mr. Johnson brings with him a wealth of administrative experiences with over 28 years in a variety of educational roles. Since 2013, he has been a middle school principal in the Eugene 4J school system. Prior to that he was an assistant high school principal for 10 years and an assistant middle school principal for 8 years, also within the Eugene 4J. Mr. Johnson received his administrative credentials from the Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR.  His undergraduate and graduate degrees came from Eastern Oregon and Portland State Universities respectively.

“We are happy for our district and for Mr. Johnson. We appreciated seeing and hearing Mr. Johnson’s strong passion for kids, and we were impressed by his experiences supporting all students to be successful. Creswell will benefit from Mr. Johnson’s energy and passion. We look forward to watching our community support Mr. Johnson, as he works with our schools and families.” Tim Rogers, Board Chair

“I am pleased, excited, and honored to be selected as the next Creswell School District superintendent. I genuinely believe that Creswell is a ‘destination district,’ and I look forward to joining the district.” Mike Johnson.

We are pleased to have Mr. Johnson as our new superintendent and look forward to many successful years working together.

CSD Board Names Finalists for Next Superintendent

After completing an extensive multi-state search, the Creswell School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce two finalists have been selected for further consideration to be the next Superintendent of Creswell with a term beginning July 1, 2019. The finalists were selected from a field of 25 applicants. The board and screening committee thoroughly reviewed the applications and the board has conducted initial interviews with several candidates. The two selected finalists are:

Sean Gallagher

Mr. Sean Gallagher is currently the Superintendent at Brookings-Harbor School District in Brookings, Oregon. He has 20 years of administrative experience in education including twelve years as a superintendent in Brookings-Harbor and Lake County School Districts. He has a master’s degree in math education from Oregon State University. He completed his administrative licensure program at Lewis and Clark College.

Michael Johnson

Mr. Michael Johnson is currently the principal at James Monroe Middle School in Eugene, Oregon. He has 28 years of administrative experience at all levels of K-12 education. He has a master’s degree from Portland State University in Education; Policy, Foundation and Administration. He completed his administrative licensure program at Lewis and Clark College.

The school board has begun background checks for the finalists. The checks will include telephone reference checks and site visits. After the background checks are completed, the school board will invite each finalist for a “day in the district” on Tuesday, May 28,2019. At that time school district staff and members of the community will have an opportunity to meet the candidates. The staff/community forum will start at 6:00 pm in the Creswell Middle School Cafetorium.