The Beaverton School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Heather Cordie as Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. She will assume
the role on July 1, upon the retirement of current Deputy Superintendent Ginny Hansmann. The Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning oversees the management of all 54 schools and all academic programs in the district.
“We are excited to have Heather join our Beaverton team,” said Dr. Gustavo Balderas, incoming Beaverton School District Superintendent. “Dr. Cordie has over a decade of experience successfully leading another Washington County school district and is a respected leader in the state.”
Dr. Cordie has served as the Superintendent of the Sherwood School District since 2010. Before working in Sherwood, she was the Assistant Superintendent of the Redmond School District and an administrator in Eastern Oregon. Heather was born and raised on a century wheat farm in Helix, a rural community in Eastern Oregon.
“I am both excited and humbled to be selected to serve in the Beaverton School District. I look forward to building relationships with staff, students and families as we work together to continue to empower all students to achieve post-high school success,” said Dr. Cordie.
Heather earned her doctorate degree in educational leadership from George Fox University. She has her administrative licensure from Lewis & Clark College, a master’s degree in education from Eastern Oregon University and a bachelor’s degree in education with endorsements in business and reading, also from Eastern Oregon University.
While her senior year in college was spent at Eastern Oregon University, most of Heather’s undergraduate studies occurred at Oregon State University, where she played the tenor saxophone in the OSU marching and symphonic bands.
Heather began her career in education as a high school business teacher and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) advisor. Because of her strong musical background, she served in the role of elementary music teacher for one year immediately upon receiving her teaching credentials.