Oregon City, Oregon–June 26, 2014–We are very excited to welcome Pete Danner as the new Ogden Middle School Principal at Oregon City School District. Danner comes to us from the Salem-Keizer School District where he has been a middle school administrator for the past ten years, serving as principal of both Claggett Creek Middle School and, most recently, Walker Middle School.
Mr. Danner is an experienced middle school leader recognized for creating strong relationships with students and staff as well as closing the achievement gap at both Claggett Creek and Walker middle schools.
Cyndi Panko has been selected as the new Director of Special Services for Oregon City School District. Cyndi comes to us from the North Clackamas School District. Her previous experience includes seven years as a School Psychologist in the Sherwood School District and nine years as a School Psychologist and Coordinator of Special Services in North Clackamas.
While in North Clackamas, Cyndi provided oversight, direction, and coordination of special education services to eleven schools, interviewed and hired all the district’s new school psychologists, conducted multiple staff trainings, and ensured compliance of special education process and law.
We are pleased to announce that Randy Nyquist has been selected to be the Head Football Coach at Oregon City High School. Nyquist brings to the school a fantastic attitude for building relationships along with an impressive career of accomplishments. He comes from West Albany High School where he has been the Head Football and Track Coach since 1999.
"We were looking for an experienced high school football coach with a track record of success", said Tom Lovell, Oregon City High School Principal. "We also wanted someone who understands that the players are students first."
After a rigorous selection process, Nathan Roedel was selected as the new CFO/Business Manager for Oregon City School District. Nathan comes from the Oregon Department of Education where he was a financial specialist. His previous experience includes over four years as the Director of Finance and Operations/CFO and two years as the Nutrition Services Director for Newberg School District, as well as over nine years as a data technician for Hillsboro School District's nutrition services department.
"I look forward to getting to know the culture and how we will work together to plan, shape and navigate the direction of OCSD," said Nathan Roedel. "I'm excited to be a contributing member of the highly effective team."
Oregon City School District is seeking nominations for the 2013-14 Teacher of Distinction and Employee of Distinction. The licensed and classified staff members will be honored at an upcoming event. Employees, parents and community members are encouraged to make nominations.
Nominees for 2013-14 will be selected from the following locations:
Teacher of Distinction - Elementary schools in the Ogden attendance area (Beavercreek, Holcomb, and Redland)
Employee of Distinction - Custodial/Maintenance Department.
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.