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August 28, 2014


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May 29, 2014

Congratulations Hillsboro School District 2014 Retirees

Hillsboro School District was pleased to honor its retiring staff members at an event on Thursday, May 22, in the South Meadows Middle School Commons.  Superintendent Scott welcomed the staff members and their guests and presented each of them with a keepsake apple before turning the microphone over to attendees who wanted to share their personal stories and well-wishes. Sincerest appreciation goes out to each of our retirees for their many years of dedication, hard work, and service to students.

We wish you all the best in your future adventures!  The retirees are:

Last First From Retirement Celebration Date/Place
Biggins Carole Administration Center  
Calderon Juanita South Meadows Middle School  
Cannell Rick Transportation  
Clough Sandra Transportation  
Dickie Ruth Orenco Elementary School  
Ehlers Sherry South Meadows Middle School  
Erickson Joanne Groner Elementary School  
Graves Carole Transportation  
Grimm Terry Quatama Elementary School  
Heimbuecher James Transportation  
Hertel  Maxine Orenco Elementary School  
Hinkle Patricia South Meadows Middle School  
Humphrey  Gail Tobias Elementary School  
Johnson Marilyn Orenco Elementary School  
Kahler Teresa Imlay Elementary School  
Mapston Tonia West Union Elementary June 3, 3:30pm, West Union Media Room
McDowell Anne Ladd Acres Elementary  
Miller Susan Transportation  
Nemec  Jerry Transportation  
Patten Cynthia Brookwood Elementary School  
Perea  Ileana Glencoe High School  
Rosales  Jennie Witch Hazel Elementary School  
Stadelman Kenneth Transportation  
Waters James Hillsboro High School  
Yokoyama Aileen Lenox Elementary School  
Last First From Retirement Celebration Date/Place
Aartsen Kathleen Patterson Elementary School  
Boyer Christine Jackson Elementary School June 12, 3:30-4:30pm - Open House in her classroom at Jackson.  Former students and families are invited to attend!
Collamer Janet Reedville Elementary School  
Cooper Victoria Witch Hazel Elementary School  
Davis-McLain  Susan Glencoe High School  
Digman Carol Farmington View ES  
Domes  Don Hilhi  
Doyle  Ann Eastwood Elementary School  
Eberle Christine Imlay Elementary School  
Edwards Barbara Orenco Elementary School  
Fonder Kevin South Meadows Middle School  
Fowler  Holly Patterson Elementary School  
Hennessey Mary Lincoln Street Elementary School  
Hudspeth Shelley Hilhi  
Humphreys Mary MEC  
Johnson Christine Evergreen Middle School  
Johnson Connie Lincoln Street Elementary School  
Kalish Rebecca Patterson Elementary School  
Karlin  Julia Brookwood Elementary School  
Karlin Lisa Tobias Elementary School  
Krueger Debra North Plains Elementary School June 6, 3-5:30pm, North Plains Elementary 
Mauritz Joann Evergreen Middle School  
Ramer Judith Minter Bridge Elementary School  
Robertson  Connie Orenco Elementary School  
Robinson Kathryn Liberty High School  
Russo  Jill Reedville Elementary School June 10, 3:30-5:30pm at Coyotes, 5301 Baseline Rd.
Scott Silverna Hilhi  
Sipich Colleen Minter Bridge Elementary School  
Smart Mary Lou AC - Office for School Performance  
Springer Michael Glencoe High School  
Stoaks Constance Quatama Elementary School  
Strachan Neil Brown Middle School  
Trousdale Gregory Farmington View Elementary School  
Vaughan  Teresa West Union Elementary School  June 3, 3:30pm, West Union Media Room
Wehrman  Jeffry Imlay/Quatama Elementary Schools  
Welter  Maureen Poynter Middle School  
Wong  Keith Eastwood Elementary School  
Super Tech-Admin      
Last First From Retirement Celebration Date/Place
Donald Lavoie Facilities  
Hill Janis Quatama Elementary School  
Lauri Lewis Human Resources Open House on Friday, June 6, 3:30-5:30pm at the Administration Center 
Lindberg Vicky Liberty High School  
Wiebe Marva Board Secretary  

Staff Announcements

Congratulations, Crystal Apple Award Winners


Congratulations are in order for the thirty staff members who were nominated for Crystal Apple Awards and for the nine who took home the coveted trophy during the awards ceremony on Thursday, February 27, at the Tuality Health Education Center.


This is the 9th year the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the awards, which recognize staff members who go above and beyond to promote and provide excellence in education. 


The list of nominees is below; winners are indicated in bold with an asterisk(*).


Licensed Staff:

  • Jessica Ackerman, Child Development Teacher, Liberty High School*
  • Nicole Chronister, Kindergarten Teacher, Tobias Elementary School
  • Alana Cross, Grade 3/4 Teacher, Eastwood Elementary School
  • Sarah Denny, Teacher/Instructional Coach, Hilhi
  • Holly Fowler, Grade 2 Teacher, Patterson Elementary School
  • Lindsay Garcia, Grade 4 Teacher, Minter Bridge Elementary School
  • Paul Hanson, Science Teacher, Liberty High School*
  • Michael Meyer, Transition Services Teacher, CTS House*
  • Matt Nova, LSC Coordinator, Evergreen Middle School
  • MariaEugenia Olivar, Teacher on Special Assignment, Minter Bridge Elementary School
  • Suzanne Paroulek, Counselor, Tobias Elementary School
  • Kelly Purdy, Child Development Teacher, Hilhi
  • Sara Retzlaff, Grade 2 Teacher, McKinney Elementary School
  • Jill Russo, Grade 4/5 Teacher, Reedville Elementary School
  • Suzie Strachan, District Nurse, Hillsboro School District


Classified Staff:

  • Carrie Bertram, Library Tech, Minter Bridge Elementary School
  • Ananda Dwantham, Bilingual Assistant, Minter Bridge Elementary School
  • Jolene Erickson, ERC Secretary/Special Education Assistant, Reedville Elementary School*
  • Kristina Estrada, Office Manager, Hillsboro Online Academy*
  • Diana Farlow, Office Manager, Hilhi
  • Julie Glass, Instructional Assistant, Eastwood Elementary School
  • Gayle Jourdan, Executive Secretary/Office Manager, Student Services
  • Aileen Yokoyama, Special Education & ERC Specialist, Lenox Elementary School*


Administrative/Supervisory Staff:

  • Grant Corliss, Principal, Witch Hazel Elementary School*
  • Linda Harrington, Principal, Hillsboro Online Academy
  • Don Lavoie, Custodial Supervisor, Facilities Department*
  • John Matsuo, Principal, Lenox Elementary School
  • Mike Strande, Principal, Rosedale Elementary School
  • Kona Williams, Principal, Eastwood Elementary School
  • Ted Zehr, Principal, Century High School*


May 22, 2013

Brookwood’s Barbara Nasewytewa Earns OnPoint’s Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations are in order for Barbara Nasewytewa, 5th Grade Teacher at Brookwood Elementary School.  She has been named 2013 K-8 Educator of the Year in the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education contest, sponsored by OnPoint Community Credit Union.  Her awards include getting her mortgage paid for one year, plus $1,000 for her school for resources and supplies.


The contest is meant to “honor and celebrate effective and innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents, and their peers…[with the award going to] teachers who inspire creativity and enthusiasm in the classroom, educators who demonstrate exemplary teaching methods and style, and individuals who have significant impact on students, parents and peers.’ (Source: www.onpointprize.com/OnPoint-Teacher-Prize.aspx)


Two Hillsboro School District teachers were up for the award in the K-8 category: Robin Davies, 1st Grade Teacher at Farmington View Elementary School, and Barbara.  As a Finalist, Robin has earned $500 for herself and $500 for her school.  


According to Principal Ken McCoy, “Barb creates a respectful and productive environment where students feel safe and valued.  She constantly puts extra time into planning and organizing great lessons that reach all of her students; is always reflective regarding her instruction in an effort to continually improve; and strives for regular, meaningful and impactful collaboration with her peers.”


Watch KGW News Channel 8’s coverage of the OnPoint Prize announcement here.


Congratulations again to Barbara and Robin!


May 20, 2013

Hillsboro School District 2013 Retirees

Congratulations and many thanks to our retiring staff members!  We truly appreciate your years of hard work and dedication to Hillsboro students, and we wish you well in the next phases of your lives!


A list of retirees* is available here.  (*Please note that certain retirees have asked that their names not be shared publicly at this time.) 


Congratulations to our Crystal Apple Award Nominees!

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