Welcome to Elementary and Secondary Education

  • The Elementary and Secondary Education department is directly responsible for the oversight of our schools.  Assistant Superintendent Dayle Spitzer oversees high schools as well as alternative and options programs. Executive Director Audrea Neville oversees middle and some elementary schools, and Executive Director Grant Corliss oversees the balance of elementary schools.  All employ a rigorous accountability system for schools and principals that focuses on the five dimensions of teaching and learning: Purpose, Student Engagement, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Assessment for Student Learning, and Classroom Environment and Culture; development and adherence to a School Improvement Plan; and specific attention on equitable outcomes for historically underserved students.

    Audrea Neville Executive Director Audrea Neville has served in the Hillsboro School District for 17 years. She has held roles as elementary principal (3 years, Patterson Elementary), assistant principal, and as a teacher at R.A. Brown and Poynter Middle Schools. One of her exciting new projects will be a redesign of our middle schools to help us better prepare our students for high school success. Welcome Audrea!Executive Director Grant Corliss

    Executive Director Grant Corliss began his teaching career with Hillsboro School District in 1986 as a permanent building substitute. He then moved to Yamhill where he taught K-8 physical education and coached middle school football, baseball, and track for 14 years.  He returned to Hillsboro in 2001 as an elementary PE teacher, and in 2006 he became a TOSA. The following year, he was named principal of West Union Elementary School, and remained there until 2011 when he accepted the position as principal of Witch Hazel Elementary School.

    Dayle, Audrea and Grant are passionate, student-focused educational leaders who are focused on establishing and supporting continuous learning for improvement.


  • Grant Corliss 
    Executive Director of Schools (elementary schools)

    Audrea Neville
    Executive Director of Schools (elementary and middle schools)

    Dayle Spitzer
    Assistant Superintendent (high schools)

    Administration Center
    3083 NE 49th Place #200
    Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6009

    Phone: 503.844.1500
    FAX: 503.844.1782