Superintendent speaks at ground breaking of new school

Don 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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Superintendent Grotting's Biography

Don Grotting joined the Beaverton School District in July 2016. He has served as a Superintendent in Oregon for the past 22 years, during which time, he has established himself as a leader in the state and national education arena as well as the communities he serves. His dedication to students and their families is evident in his past work as a teacher and Superintendent in the Powers, Nyssa and David Douglas School Districts. He was selected as Oregon Superintendent of the Year in 2014.

He is a member of Governor Kate Brown’s Educator Advancement Council, Oregon Association of Superintendents Education and Education Leadership Council, OASE Early Learning Workgroup, ESSA Advisory Committee and chair of PSU’s Graduate School of Education.

Supt. Grotting is a past President of the Oregon Schools Athletic Association and past advisor to the State Board of Education.

Supt. Grotting is also known statewide and nationally for his work and leadership in early childhood education.

Supt. Grotting's Involvement in State and National Education Organizations

State Level

  • Vice Chair of Oregon Governor Kate Brown's Educator's Advancement Council
  • Member of the Oregon Association of Superintendents Education,  Education Leadership Council (OASE ELC)
  • Co-Chair of the OASE Early Learning Workgroup
  • ESSA Advisory Committee
  • Chair of PSU GSE (Graduate School of Education)

 National Level

  • AASA American Association of School Administrators
  • Consortium (Large, Countywide and Suburban Consortium)
  • ERDI  Educational Research & Development Institute

Past Involvement/Awards

Past Involvement/Awards

  • Past President of the Oregon Schools Athletic Association (OSAA)
  • Past Advisor to the State Board of Education
  • 2016 Southwestern Oregon Community College Distinguished Alumnus
  • 2016 National Federation of High School Service Award
  • 2015 Music Administrator Educator of the Year, Oregon Music Education Association
  • 2014 Oregon Superintendent of the Year, American Association of School Administrators
  • 2014 Early Childhood Education "Leading the Way" award, The Children's Institute
  • 2014 Citizen of the Year award, Gateway Business Association