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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’s Biography

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

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 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

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

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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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