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Beaverton School District Superintendent Search

NEW: June 13, 2016

Beaverton School Board Appoints New Superintendent Don Grotting

The Beaverton School Board voted unanimously at their June 13 business meeting to approve the appointment of Don Grotting as Superintendent of the Beaverton School District. Grotting’s first day on the job will be July 1, 2016. Grotting, 59, has served as an Oregon superintendent for the past 20 years, including the past six years as Superintendent of the David Douglas School District in Portland, Oregon. He was named in 2014 as “Oregon Superintendent of the Year” by the American Association of School Administrators. Grotting will replace Jeff Rose, who announced in March that he had accepted a position as Superintendent of Schools in Fulton County, Georgia.

“We are excited to welcome Superintendent Grotting to Beaverton,” says Anne Bryan, Chair of the Beaverton School Board. “As a superintendent, he has an exceptional track record in providing student-focused learning, increasing achievement for students of all backgrounds, and carefully managing District resources. Superintendent Grotting is a tireless advocate for students and an important and respected voice in the state of Oregon. We share his sense of urgency and his conviction that all students have an unlimited capacity to learn. We are eager to partner with him to empower all students to achieve post-high school success.”

Statement from Superintendent Grotting:
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.

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Update - May 23, 2016

Paula Radich named Interim Superintendent of Beaverton Schools

On May 23, 2016, the Beaverton School Board appointed Dr. Paula Radich as Interim Superintendent. Dr. Radich will start her work with the District June 1, 2016.

“Beaverton School District is fortunate to have someone with Paula’s experience and skill set working on our behalf.” says Anne Bryan, Chair, Beaverton School Board. “As Superintendent in Newberg from 1999-2012, Dr. Radich led efforts to successfully improve student achievement and strengthen relationships with employee groups and community members. Most recently she impressively served as the Interim Superintendent for the Salem-Keizer School District in 2014. Read more...

Update- May 12, 2016

At this point in our process, the survey is closed. It was available April 26 - close of business May 9.  The School Board is still accepting input via this email address. Please send us your thoughts about the qualities and qualification you want us to consider in the next superintendent.


Calendar for search:

​Interviews and focus group meetings
​April 25-27 & May 3, 4, 2016
​Online survey open
​April 26 - May 9, 2016
Leadership Profile Report presented to the Board
​May 16, 2016
​Application screening and interview preparation
​May 23, 2016
​Board initial interviews
​May 25-26, 2016
​Semi-finalist interviews
​Week of May 31 - June 4, 2016
​Board identifies preferred candidate
​After last interview
​Board members conduct site visit
​Second week of June
​Target for public announcement
​June 13, 2016
​Superintendent assumes responsibilities


At their work session on Wednesday, April 6, Board members agreed to begin an immediate search for a permanent Superintendent. At their meeting on April 18, the Board reviewed proposals and decided to retain a search company that specializes in assisting School Boards with Superintendent hiring.
The Board will now start to determine the qualities and qualifications desired in the next Superintendent. To develop those requirements, the search consultants will seek extensive input from the following groups: staff, students, community leaders, parents, and other community members. They will use online surveys, one-on-one meetings, small group meetings, and open community forums to solicit feedback. 

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