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Don Grotting, Superintendent

Throughout my career, I have worked to develop educational environments to serve students. This effort has increased family engagement, improved student achievement, created more opportunities for all students, and built business, private, non-profit, higher education, and other community partnerships. These have truly made a difference for kids. Like Beaverton District leaders, I have a laser focus on closing the achievement gap and I am committed to transparency and building trust. I look forward to working with the Beaverton community to make a positive difference in the lives of children in the Beaverton School District.

Superintendent Grotting is involved in a number of statewide and national educational organizations including:

  • Member, Governor's Council on Education- Appointed by Gov. Kate Brown to advise her on K-12 education issues.  
  • Board Member, State Board of Education - Serves as the K-12 superintendent representative advising on the creation of policy governing education in Oregon.
  • President, Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA) - This association governs all athletics and activities in Oregon.
  • Member, Oregon Association of School Executives, State Policy and Visioning Committee.
  • Member, Oregon Association of School Executives, Education Leadership Coalition
  • Board Member, College Possible - Nonprofit AmeriCorps organization making college admission and success possible for low-income students in the United States through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.
  • Member, Portland State Graduate of Education Advisory - This group is focused on diversifying the education workforce and improving effective educator quality.
  • Member, Confederation of School Administrators
  • Board Member, Chalkboard Advisory Committee - State and national work to improve educational outcomes for students.
  • Member, Large Countywide & Suburban District Consortium - This national group of select K-12 superintendents work on advancing systemic education improvement and innovation in policy and practice to benefit all students as they prepare for success in college, career, and civic engagement. They will meet with Cabinet Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on June 28 in Washington, D.C.
  • Member, Educational Research and Development Institute (ERDI) - This national group of select K-12 superintendents provide input on education products and systems to be marketed nationwide. They will next meet in July in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Superintendent Grotting’s Biography

District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Our Pillars of Learning

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  • WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
  • WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.

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  • WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
  • WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.


  • WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
  • WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.

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  • WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
  • WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.

The Beaverton School Board and District leaders have defined what success looks like in the Beaverton School District and have selected the following measurements.

To assess college-readiness:

  • Students completing Oregon University System minimum entrance requirements (15 specified college-prep courses with C or better)
  • Students earning nine or more college-level credits

To identify career-readiness:

  • Students completing four or more credits with a C or better in the six learning areas of the Oregon Skills Sets.
  • Students participating in at least one job, internship, apprenticeship, job-shadow, or service learning experience while in high school

To monitor continual personal learning:

  • Students recording learning goals; students reporting on track to achieve those goals

To evaluate collaboration between students, teachers, and parents:

  • Families reporting that they feel informed and valued as active partners in their child's education (broken out by school level)

With these clear and focused measurements, we have defined the outcomes we strive for in the Beaverton School District and will align our efforts and resources accordingly. As a team of students, staff, parents, and community members, we are dedicated to all students' success.

WE are the Beaverton School District.


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