Longtime bus driver Keith Kilby, resident of Hillsboro and Hilhi graduate, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Keith began his work for Hillsboro schools in the fall of 1989 and retired in December of 2018. He was beloved by student riders and fellow drivers alike. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, July 31, at Westside Community Church in Aloha beginning at 2 p.m.
Free Orchards Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Kerensa Schantz died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, April 27, 2022. Additional details have not been shared at this time about the passing.
Longtime educator and former HSD principal Linda Bishop passed away the week of April 26, 2022. Here is information from her retirement announcement in 2011:
Linda’s career in the Hillsboro School District spanned twenty-four years. She started at McKinney Elementary School in 1987 teaching in an “open” classroom of 5th and 6th graders. She was on the planning team for Patterson Elementary School and taught there in its opening year: 2000-01. She then moved into administration, becoming the assistant principal at JB Thomas Middle School in 2001; and despite being leery about middle school, she admittedly loved it. Next, Linda assumed the principalship at West Union Elementary School in 2003, then began her current position as principal of Mooberry Elementary School in 2007. “I have always felt that Hillsboro has a remarkably talented group of teachers and administrators,” explains Linda. “I feel very fortunate to have spent my career here. When you work with gifted teachers and amazing colleagues who support you, it makes the job a joy. The children in this District are truly lucky because they are in good hands.”
David Morales-Brooks was a 6th grade Dual Language teacher at Reedville Elementary School. He died of an apparent heart attack at his home on the morning of February 23, 2022. A graduate of Glencoe High School, David joined the staff on October 5, 2021, and enjoyed being a member of the Reedville community.
A celebration of life for David will be held at his mother's home on Saturday, March 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tammy Brooks, 7601 SW Roanoke Drive South, Wilsonville, OR 97070.
Drop in any time during the open house. Bring a river rock to paint in his honor, if you like. Please bring any photos you may have of David - she will use them to create a canvas collage. There will also be a jam session, if you would like to participate.