New Creswell HS Assistant Principal Selected

Creswell School District is pleased to announce that Brandon Standridge has been selected as the next assistant principal (and athletic director) at Creswell High School. Mr. Standridge comes to Creswell from Bandon School District, where he currently serves as the assistant principal and athletic director.

Before joining Bandon SD, Mr. Standridge spent eleven years at Glendale high school as a teacher and coach – Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach as well as assisting in many other sports. Some of his other accomplishments include 2A Athletic Director nominee 2019, creation of a positive system of attendance, behavioral, and academic supports for students, OSAA Delegate Assembly member, OSAA ADM task force (2A representative), 2019 OSAA Patnership and League Award of Merit nominee, and 2018 OADA State Leadership Award nominee. Mr. Standridge is an exceptional leader with a stellar track record of preparing students for success. He is excited to join CHS and the Creswell community.

Mr. Standridge earned his B.A. in History from Linfield College in 2003 and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Pacific University in 2004. He also earned his Masters in Health Sciences-Sports Commerce from University of Memphis in 2013.

Mr. Standridge is an Oregon native, originally from Riddle, Oregon. He and his wife enjoy athletics and spending time with family.

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

We want to extend our thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped with this hiring process

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.

May 3rd – ALICE Training Drills at Creslane

On Friday, May 3rd, after students are released from schools, Creswell School District staff will participate in training to enhance and refresh our understanding of ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) active threat protocols.

Staff will gather at Creslane Elementary School, between 1:00-4:00 PM, to learn how to make the protocols a part of our emergency drills. This training will be conducted by our partners at the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the ALICE training team.

If you are near Creslane Elementary School during this training, you may see a heavy presence of law enforcement officers and may hear external PA announcements or periodic sounds of blank gunfire exhibited by law enforcement in a safe environment. A reminder that these are drills conducted in a controlled environment with safety at the forefront of the operation.

Thank you for supporting our work to make Creswell schools a safe place for teaching and learning.