Oregon City School Board Names Next Superintendent
The Oregon City School District Board of Directors has completed its internal search for its next superintendent, and has named human resources director Larry Didway to replace Roger Rada who announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.
The school board will receive public input on Didway's selection at its June 14th board meeting, and is expected to take action at that meeting to confirm his hiring.
Didway began his education career in Salem where he taught in their talented and gifted program. He taught elementary school in Oregon City in the early 1990s and then took a three-year hiatus to teach English in Okayama City, Japan. He returned to Oregon City in 1996 and has held several administrative positions since that time including manager of Linkup Charter School, director of auxiliary services, principal of Ogden Middle School, and most recently director of human resources.
Board chair, Carol Sturman, said that she is pleased that Didway will have a year to work with Rada. "In these difficult times it's nice to be able to affect a smooth transition in district leadership." Sturman continued saying "Larry is highly regarded by district teachers, staff and administrators. He will provide seamless leadership as Oregon City schools continue to gain state recognition as a leader in school improvement."
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.