Oregon Educator Network Blog

Let’s follow Richard, a middle school digital native whose school has adopted a personalized approach to learning. 8:00—Richard wakes up to an alarm from his smartphone charging next to his bed and checks his reminders. He notes that he has an English project due in two days and that he needs to check with his friend Chris in his science class today about their genetics’ experiment.

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McMinnville High School Principal, Dr. Kris Olsen, has been named Oregon High School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators. “I am honored by this recognition of the work we do for students,” said Olsen. “This is a collective honor for our whole MHS team,” he said. “The tremendous dedication and hard work of staff have created a school environment that helps students be successful.”

Scott Drue, principal of Aloha-Huber Park K-8 in the Beaverton School District has been named the Oregon Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Elementary School Principals Association (OESPA) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). The award automatically places Drue in the running for the National Distinguished Principal of the Year from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), in corporate partnership with VALIC.