Multnomah ESD Board selected to participate in OSBA Promise Scholarship program for students
August 19, 2016
The Multnomah ESD Board
is among 8 boards, and the only ESD board, to participate in a pilot
OSBA program that will reward board development actions with scholarship
funds for students.
Under the Promise Scholarship Program
eight boards selected by OSBA from among applicants will receive $5,000
each in student scholarship funds by completing a five-step process
that includes a board project, superintendent and board
self-evaluations, participation in “The Promise of Oregon” campaign
(www.promiseoregon.org), and individual board member development (or a
second board project).
The eight participants are Athena-Weston, Baker, Jefferson, Lake County, North Santiam, Philomath, Nyssa and Multnomah ESD.
requirements must be completed by Dec. 15, 2016, and scholarship funds
will be released in January 2017. Selected boards will be responsible
for awarding student scholarships.
Multnomah ESD acknowledged
for Excellence in Financial Reporting
August 4, 2016
The Multnomah Education Service District Business Services
department has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence
in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report
Certificate was awarded after a panel of professionals determined that
the CAFR met the high standards of the program and “demonstrated a
constructive spirit of full disclosure.” Business Services Director
Doana Anderson was pleased with the news and expressed that the CAFR
“could not have been created without the dedication and diligence of the
business services team,” and “represents a significant accomplishment”
in the agency’s accounting and financial reporting efforts.
Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the
area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and is presented
annually by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United
States and Canada.
Congratulations Business Services staff!
left to right: MESD Board Chair Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Ann Baker of the
Oregon Finance Officers Association, and Doana Anderson, MESD Director
of Business Services)
MESD and the Oregon Youth Authority awarded $1.1 million federal "Opening Doors" grant
July 15, 2016
in partnership with Oregon Youth Authority, will use $1.1 million in
federal grant funds to provide college credit to students through
Portland Community College.
Joy Koenig is the Principal at Three Lakes High School, Riverside High
School and Ocean Dunes High School at the Oregon Youth Authority's Oak
Creek Youth Correctional Facility.
Doors will connect our students who are released and transitioned to
the Portland area with college access and employment - as well as
internships in the Portland community," said Koenig. "This grant will
help support our students in a way that has never been done before:
namely, provide services to our students after they leave Oak Creek.
This opportunity offers them assistance with the college
entrance experience, scholarships for two years of college credit, and
work study options for approximately 20 hours per week. We are very
excited for our students."
also provides additional hours of support in Career and Technical
Education for Three Lakes High School and Riverside High School.
MESD's Penny Plavala selected to statewide English Language Arts Advisory Panel
June 27, 2016
Oregon Department of Education has announced the selection of Penny
Plavala, a literacy specialist with the Multnomah ESD School Improvement
program, to serve on the 2016-2019 English Language Arts Advisory
panel's major role is to establish content standards to ensure that
they meet the needs of Oregon students in preparing them for college,
career, and civic life. As part of the panel responsibilities Plavala
will analyze Oregon’s current content standards, statutes, and rules, as
well as current assessment standards, practices, and tools, advocate
for instructional best practices, and provide consensus recommendations
to inform the Oregon State Board of Education’s adoption of content and
MESD awarded $670,000 grant to support
African American/Black student success
June 27, 2016
Instruction Services department was recently awarded a $670,000 grant
by the Oregon Department of Education to support African American/Black
student success. The grant will fund resources, support and wraparound
services for Black and African American students in detention and who
are transitioning from detention back to their community and
neighborhood schools. It will address the impact of the trauma these
youth have experienced in their lives and the lack of culturally
responsive supports as they reenter their local school systems and
increase and create an opportunity to strengthen communications and
relationships between staff, families and students as they transition
between education and correctional settings.
Ryan, Principal at Donald E Long explained, “This grant will allow us
to focus on the process of re-entry for the community and the youth
almost immediately when the youth enters detention. At the time the
youth enters detention they will be assigned a school coach who will
follow the student through the system and advocate and support them in
their education, providing continual touch points throughout the justice
process to ensure student success. At the same time, the ESD and its
culturally informed and responsive partners will work to reengage the
community where the youth as offended and help it to become a ready,
open, informed and welcoming community when the youth returns.”
provides instruction to youth in detention, a disproportionate number
of whom identify as students of color, at the Donald E Long Juvenile
Justice Center, the Inverness Juvenile Incarceration Center and
Assessment and Evaluation secure residential treatment facility for
Multnomah County. The agency has and will continue to be engaged in the
specific work of supporting students in detention and who are returning
to their neighborhood schools and communities.
Summer Meal Announcement
from the Oregon Department of Education
May 9, 2016
summer, meals at no charge are available to all children and teens 1 –
18 years old. To find the nearest summer meal site, text “FOOD” to
877877, or call 1-866-348-6479
, or visit www.summerfoodoregon.org
MESD welcomes Sarah Phillips
as Instructional Services Coordinator
June 27, 2016
Sarah Phillips has been selected as the Instructional Services Coordinator in the Instruction Services Department.
Phillips brings over 16 years in education to the position, most
recently as the Manager for School Improvement and Educator
Effectiveness at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). As part of
that role she led collaborative efforts to engage in discussions with
union leadership, principals, and educators of all roles across Oregon
districts about measuring effective practice; co-created the “District
Professional Learning Teams” model of collaborative professional
learning; and led the effort to engage in “Peer Review Panels” of
existing evaluation systems.
Prior to her role
with ODE, she served as a high school French teacher with the Baltimore
City Public Schools and was appointed by the school board as Teacher
Representative for the board’s Joint Governing Panel. Before moving to
Baltimore, she served for eight years as a middle school and high school
French teacher in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, DC, as well as
working as a department chair and coach of a women’s junior varsity
Ms. Phillips earned her
Certificate of School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins
University, her Masters of Education in Foreign Language Education and
French, and her Bachelor of Arts in French from Ohio State University.
She holds teaching and administrative certifications in Ohio, the
District of Columbia, Maryland, and Oregon. She holds a “highly
qualified” certification in Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, and the District
Ms. Phillips lives in Portland with
her husband and 10-month old Pomeranian. She is an active member of
Christ Church: Portland, which her husband started in Portland a year
ago, as well as serving on the I Have A Dream Oregon: Young Leaders
Board. She enjoys yoga, running, hiking, and cooking.
She begins her position July 1st.
June 24, 2016
MESD selects Human Resources Director
June 9, 2016
Superintendent Scott Perry and incoming Superintendent Sam Breyer
recently made the following administrative announcement welcoming Sean
Woodard as the Human Resources Director, thanking Dawn Strong for her
time and expertise as the Interim HR Director, and congratulating her on
successfully defending her doctoral dissertation. Thank you Dr. Strong
for your service to the MESD!
has been selected as the next MESD Human Resources Director. Mr.
Woodard brings over 21 years of human resources and leadership
experience to the position. He is currently the Human Resources
Director at the Pacific NW College of Arts. Prior to that he was part
of the human resources teams at the City of Portland, Knowledge Learning
Corporation, and Oregon Health and Science University.
also served as the Executive Director for the "I Have a Dream
Foundation" where he designed, implemented and coordinated an academic
and social enrichment program for at-risk students.
earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Science in
Education at the University of Bridgeport, and was certified a Senior
Professional in Human Resources in 2008.
Sean is a family man, and
devoted father of three girls (Yasmin, 10, Mikaela 8, and Cora 2 1/2)
and husband to his darling wife Chelsi. This time of year you can find
him and his family swimming in the rivers, walking the trails, and
riding bikes in their Kenton neighborhood. He is a self proclaimed
"regular guy" who likes a host of activities including almost all
sports, chess, reading contemporary literature, and watching a Lord of
the Rings marathon for the umpteenth time.
Mr. Woodard begins his position July 1st.
MESD selects Special Education Director
May 31, 2016
Superintendent Scott Perry and incoming Superintendent Sam Breyer
recently made the following administrative announcement welcoming Todd
Greaves as the Special Education Director.
Todd Greaves has been selected as the MESD Special Education Director.
Greaves brings over 25 years in education to the position, mostly
recently as Coordinator - Education, Early Childhood and Head Start
Services for the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).
Prior to his
role with ODE, Mr. Greaves served as the Director of Education, Early
Childhood, Parent Engagement and Head Start Services for Family Service
Association, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas for 3 years.
he has served as a Director for Early Childhood Services for 4 years,
Principal of secondary and elementary schools for 9 years, as an
assistant principal for 3 years, and as a teacher for 7 years in the
Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas.
Greaves earned his bachelor's in education and master's in Educational
Leadership and Management at the University of San Antonio, Texas.
is happily married to his wife Jill, and they have two children, a
daughter (Grace) who is 16 and a son (John) who is 14. They are his
world and they also keep him grounded in a life / work balance.
enjoys walking with his family, cooking (especially Thai or Greek
cuisine), traveling, kayaking and hopefully soon cycling at a beginners
pace and distance.
He begins his position tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1.
A message from Interim Superintendent Scott Perry
Hospital Program Wins Grand Prize
for Innovation in Student Services
May 20, 2016
ESD's "Lighting the Way" program earned the Grand Prize at the 2016
Innovation Awards presented by Oregon Association for ESDs. The award
recognizes a program or service that changes the conversation from what
we must do to what we can do differently and effectively to improve the
lives of students.
The "Lighting the Way" model
provides immediate academic support to students receiving care in acute
psychiatric hospital units and prepares districts to support students
who have been discharged and are re-entering school. The model
provides this support through teacher liaisons that
communication between medical and school district teams. When children
enter hospital care, MESD teachers assess their immediate and long-term
learning needs and communicate with the student’s home district.
Teachers notify districts that a student is receiving care and may
request or make a recommendation for an IEP or 504 plan. When the child
is discharged, MESD teachers provide districts with information that
allow them to prepare appropriate supports for student re-entry. As
part of the model, MESD developed HIPPA and FRPA compliant hospital
discharge forms. These forms are completed by medical teams and contain
information the districts need to prepare and provide appropriate
supports to students re-entering the school setting. MESD teachers also
provide academic updates to district staff to ensure a smooth hand-off
from hospital instruction to home district instruction. MESD has served
over 300 students as part of the Lighting the Way model.
Left to Right: Mary Botkin, Board member, Staff members Nalani
Wineman, Lisa O'Toole, Sheila Schacher, and Scott Perry,
MESD staff display incarcerated youth artwork in 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade
May 18, 2016
created by youth in detention was displayed as part of the annual 82nd
Avenue of Roses Parade. Through a partnership with Johnson Creek Watershed Council
and Lents Neighbors and MESD, students in detention at Donald E. Long
created works of art. MESD staff member Debra Giannini spearheaded the
effort again this year to bring awareness to the program and to give
youth the opportunity to showcase their art in a community event.
A Note from MESD Interim Superintendent Scott Perry
on National School Nurse Appreciation Day
May 11, 2016
Dear MESD community,
Each day in school buildings across the metro area, registered nurses
promote wellness and ensure that the health needs of students are safely
met in our schools. Increasingly, children today face more complex
and life-threatening health problems that require care in school.
The care nurses provide includes providing case management to students
with diabetes, serious allergies, asthma, ADHD and other chronic health
conditions, training, health education, responding to illness and
injuries, tracking student immunization records. Highly skilled
clinical nurses also provide one-on-one care for medically fragile
students who would not be able to attend school or be in community with
their peers without a highly skilled nurse
Over the past
couple of months I have had the opportunity to see some of our
remarkable nurses in action as they care for students and support them
in school. During recent school visits I have observed nurses
supporting school wellness activities, participating in school
committees focused on on emergency planning and preparedness, and
providing care protocols to allow a family to provide homemade meals for
their feeding-tube dependent child. The care, compassion, and skill
that our nurses devote to children is so appreciated.
May 11 is National School Nurse Day and our nurses deserve our
gratitude for their service to our children, their future, and our
I invite the community to join me in
extending our appreciation to our nurses for their dedication to our
community’s future. No other occupation is as influential to the health
of our young people. We are fortunate that the districts and schools in
our community have professional nurses dedicated to benefitting
students, not just on this National School Nurse Day, but throughout the
Superintendent, Multnomah ESD
TSCC Public Budget Hearing
May 6, 2016
review the notice of the May 17th, 2016 Tax Supervising and
Conservation Commission's Public Hearing on MESD's Approved Budget for
Join the MESD New Beginnings Team for
the 14th annual NAMI Walk on Sunday, May 15th
May 4, 2016
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is the nation’s largest
grassroots mental health organization, providing advocacy, education,
support and public awareness so that all individuals and families
affected by mental illness can build better lives. If you would like to
participate in this year's NAMI Walk, you’ll find more information, and a
signup form, right here!:
A message from MESD Interim Superintendent Scott Perry
May 3, 2016:
Dear MESD Teachers,
Today, Tuesday May 3rd
is National Teacher Appreciation Day and I wanted to take a moment to
express my heartfelt appreciation for the important work that each of
you do every day for our students.
It takes a special type of
person to teach, and even more so when teaching students who are highly
impacted by traumas, medical conditions, and cognitive delays as is the
case with so many of our students. It requires patience, empathy, a
genuine interest in meeting the child where they are and helping them
achieve their potential, and a nurturing spirit.
In my recent
school and program site visits I have witnessed these qualities in every
teacher I have had the privilege of watching in action. Each day you
provide the emotional, social, and academic support students need to be
successful in school and in life and I so appreciate you.
greatly deserve the appreciation that this day brings. Thank you so
much for your energy, dedication, expertise, and commitment to the
children we serve.
April 21, 2016
Congratulations to Geof Garner: Winner of Mt. Hood Community College's 2016 Advocate of the Year Award!
April 7, 2016
Geof Garner, MESD Alternative Pathways
Program Manager, was named Mt. Hood Community College's Advocate of the
Year at a ceremony held at MHCC on Wednesday, April 6. Congratulations,
Internal Communication Audit Report
March 17, 2016
ESD embarked on a communication audit process in November 2015. The
purpose of the audit was to gather information from employees, board
members, and administrators to inform MESDs communication goals,
strategies and plan. Phase 1 of the audit process focused on internal
communication customs, practices, and procedures. The audit process
included an electronic survey and 5 focus groups with over 30
representatives of classified staff, certificated staff, administrators,
and board members. It also included a thorough review of materials and
communications compiled and distributed by MESD programs, services, and
departments. The data from the survey in aggregate form is available in
this report, along with the analysis of the auditors, and their
recommendations. Many thanks to everyone that participated in the survey
and focus groups. The agency will now proceed into a review and
reflection phase of this Phase 1 Internal Communications Audit report.
Details about next steps and participation in those steps will be
published when available. Phase 2 External Communications will begin in
the fall of 2016. Details about the phase will be published when
Multnomah ESD Board selects
Sam Breyer as Superintendent
March 15, 2015
Multnomah ESD Board announced today that Samuel Breyer would be offered
the position of Superintendent at MESD. Superintendent search
committee chair Stephen Marc Beaudoin shared these comments about the
process and Mr. Breyer:
"It's a great day to
be a student or parent in Multnomah County, because Sam Breyer is our
new MESD Superintendent. Mr. Breyer was the choice of our board because
of his strong track record of delivering results for students; his
empathic and highly collaborative leadership style; his deep and
personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and his
abundant skill in building relationships and coalitions in service to
bringing big things to life for our students and our schools. Sam is
exciting in an understated way - and we're excited to welcome him aboard
to help lead MESD into this next phase of our journey forward. Every
person that's worked with him had something positive and warm to say
about him: students, parents, teachers, staff, colleagues, and community
partners. And while MESD's positive impact may not always be seen by
the public, I guarantee it is felt by the students we serve, their
families, and the community as a whole. As our new Superintendent, Mr.
Breyer will ensure that MESD's essential and excellent work in school
health services, instructional services, special education, and
technology continues to evolve and expand, as we work to meet the needs
of our districts and students in the 21st century and beyond. I want to
especially recognize and thank our dedicated and thoughtful 15 member
Superintendent search committee, our component district Superintendents,
and the entirety of the MESD board for their commitment to a rigorous
and open search process. And to Mr. Bautista, our other finalist for the
position, we say thank you for your commitment to students, and for
your thoughtful engagement in our process."
is the Superintendent of the Centennial School District and has served
in that role for the past four years. He began his career in education
as a teacher at East Gresham Elementary where he taught for seven
years. His administrative experience includes serving as a Teacher on
Special Assignment for one year, a Principal for Butler Creek Elementary
for four years, and an Assistant Director of Curriculum and Student
Learning. Mr. Breyer earned his Bachelors of Science in Economics and
Masters of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood/Elementary from
Willamette University. He earned his administrator’s certificate in
Education Leadership from Lewis & Clark College.
Mr. Breyer said:
"I’m honored to have this opportunity, and grateful for the Board’s
confidence in me. It is clear that Multnomah ESD is ready to move
forward into an exceptional future of service and collaboration. I
look forward to serving the 8 component school districts, more than 400
MESD employees, and over 100,000 students in our region. MESD will be a
leader and partner in our community as we improve educational outcomes
for all students."
The search for the next MESD
Superintendent was notably robust, transparent and a model of
stakeholder engagement. David Douglas Superintendent Don Grotting
represented the component district Superintendents on the search
committee and shared:
"A great selection
process constructed by the Multnomah Education Service District Board of
Directors has resulted in the selection of a great superintendent, Sam
Breyer to revitalize and lead our ESD to new heights. As a component
school district superintendent, I am truly excited regarding the
selection of Mr. Breyer to lead the Multnomah ESD to do great things for
the children and families of Multnomah County.
I would like to express my gratitude and congratulations to the
Multnomah Education Service Board of Directors for their transparent,
inclusive, and rigorous superintendent search and selection process.
The Board ensured all stakeholders were provided an opportunity to
participate and give constructive feedback during all phases of this
fair and structured process.
yielded great local and national interest, and the final selection was
difficult due to the quality of our finalists. Component School
District Superintendents look forward to working and partnering with Sam
Breyer to do great things for the children and families throughout
The MESD Board also thanked Interim
Superintendent Scott Perry for his service and commitment during this
time of transition. Perry will continue as Interim Superintendent until
Breyer can begin his position as MESD Superintendent. Breyer is
expected to start as MESD Superintendent July 1st.
Migrant Education's Martina Bell
invited to State work group
March 14, 2016
Martina Bell, instructor and recruiter for MESD's Migrant Education Program
been invited to participate in a work group with a focus on improving
efforts in migrant education recruitment across the state of Oregon.
Congratulations, Martina!Please see MEP's March Newsletter for more
MESD offers deepest condolences to the Rose family
March 11, 2016
This morning we were informed that Jeneva Rose, wife of Jim Rose,
passed away yesterday evening. As many of you know Mrs. Rose battled
brain cancer for the past 13 years and recently began receiving hospice
Mrs. Rose was a high school guidance counselor and was
beloved by the students and staff at Sherwood High School. She and Jim
made their home in Sherwood with their two young daughters, Jenessa and
Our hearts and prayers are with Jim and the Rose family during this difficult time.
We will share details about a Celebration of Life when those are available.
Any MESD staff that wish to leave a card for the Rose
family may leave them with Jim's assistant, Heather Severns. In lieu of
flowers the family asks for donations to the Mainsail Brain Tumor
Foundation. Jim also shared a request that everyone give their loved
ones an extra hug tonight.
MESD School Nurse Lindsey Caudle brings the joy of the ukulele to Sitton Elementary
MESD School Nurse Lindsey Caudle has been at Sitton Elementary for
the past three years. When Lindsey started at Sitton, the school had no
art or music programs. While there is an art teacher now, there is still
no music. So, Lindsey decided to introduce students to the ukulele.
Caudle explained: "Ukulele has become extremely popular
worldwide in recent years and is also catching on in schools. Canada
includes ukulele in almost all their elementary school curriculum.
I have been playing ukulele for the past 6 years and am now
part of the Portland Ukulele Choir, directed by Richard Colombo. It is
such a great way to enjoy music and other people, that I wanted to be
able to share it with some of the students at Sitton. I started out last
year with some plastic ukuleles that I purchased, and spent time with
some of the 4th & 5th graders during their recess time.
This year, the Portland Ukulele Choir (PUC) wanted to help
bring the love of ukulele to children, and Sitton was fortunate enough
to be the first recipient of the choir's generosity.... Doing a class
with SUN school this session was the beginning. The video (below) was
Tuesday at our last class. My hope is for music to be incorporated into
the curriculum during the school day, but recess and after school will
work for now!"
SHS Celebrates Benson Wellness Center Opening
February 17, 2016
MESD SHS has been engaged in a two year project
with PPS at Benson Polytechnic High School to create an integrated
model of health services that serves all students with a focus on
wellness. In this model the school nurse is central and integrated to
the model, not separate. Laurel Mertz (pictured with Supervisor Ann
Occhi) has been an enthusiastic member of the team since the beginning.
Her dedication and passion for school health reflects well on school
health services and is an asset to both the school and district. The
grand opening was a celebratory manifestation of a vision complimented
with a poignant reflection from former Governor Barbara Roberts who was
and remains a passionate advocate for increased access to school health
services for students in Oregon. Please read
Penny Plavala honored with Lifetime Literacy Award
February 12, 2016
Congratulations to MESD Literacy Specialist,
Penny Plavala, winner of the 2016 Lifetime Literacy Award from the
Oregon Literacy Association! Congratulations to Oregon Reading Association
member Penny Plavala! She has just received a well-deserved prestigious
award at Winter Institute, the Lifetime Literacy Award!
Margo Lalich appointed to
School Nurse Task Force
February 12, 2016
Congratulations to Margo Lalich, Director of
MESD School Health Services, on her appointment to Governor Brown's Task
Force on School Nursing! Governor Kate Brown announced the appointment
of MESD SHS Director Margo Lalich to the School Nurse Task Force. The
task force will examine other health care funding sources including
billing of students' health insurance for the purpose of using moneys
from health care funding sources. It will also recommend sustainable
funding sources for school health services, to fund school health
screenings and school nursing services.
Superintendent Search Committee Finalized
February 1, 2016
The Board announced today that the committee for
the Superintendent Search has been finalized. Superintendent Committee
Search Chair, and Board Vice-Chair Stephen Beaudoin, stated "the
committee is comprised of individuals who bring diverse experiences and
perspective to the committee which will enhance the search process."
Committee members include:
Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Chair – Vice Chair, Multnomah ESD board of directors
*George Murdock, consultant
Jeremy Berliss, principal, Wheatley School of Multnomah ESD
Mary Botkin, board member, Multnomah ESD
Karen Finch, Multnomah ESD, AFSCME president
Bernie Giusto, board member, Multnomah ESD
Don Grotting, Superintendent, David Douglas School District
Dawn Joella-Jackson, principal, Helensview School of Multnomah ESD
Darion Demartez Jones, communications, Meyer Memorial Trust
Margo Lalich, director of school health services, Multnomah ESD
Lillian Moffitt, writer and education advocate
Rita Moore, policy analyst, Oregon Health Authority, and education advocate
*Scott Perry, acting interim Superintendent, Multnomah ESD
Jim Rose, chief operating officer, Multnomah ESD
Amanda Schroeder, president, American Federation of Government Employees Local 2157
Aaron Smith, communications manager, Basic Rights Oregon
Emily Wittman, Multnomah ESD, MESDEA president
*signifies ex-officio, non-voting members of the committee
The application period for the superintendent position is open until
February 15th. Additional details about the application and search
process can be found at the Superintendent Search page, here!
MESD School Nurse Mary Johnson
featured in Lincoln High School's The Cardinal Times
. Read the story here!
Co-written by Jacqueline Cooke, Elementary Mathematics Facilitator for MESD's School Improvement and Assessment Services
October 20, 2015:
From the Portland Tribune
October 12, 2015:
Students in detention at Donald E. Long School benefit from American Library Association grant for "Great Stories Club"
County Library's (MCL) Outreach Specialist Ebonee Bell and MCL's
Juvenile Justice program that serves incarcerated youth at the Donald E.
Long Detention Center has been chosen to receive the 2015-16 Great
Stories Club grant from the American Library Association.
Donald E. Long the Great Stories Club will be a part of students’
regular in-school curriculum and they will therefore receive credit for
participating in the program. Through book discussion groups,
song-composition, and guest lecturers, the GSC series will engage youth
in actively telling their own stories. Ebonee is enthusiastic about
the program: “I want to create a richly artistic framework for the
books we will share.” The Great Stories Club will help students see a
way towards opportunity and success.
October 1, 2015:
A message from Superintendent Jim Rose
Multnomah ESD staff, board, parents, partners and community,
may have already heard the news that a shooting occurred at Umpqua
Community College in Roseburg this morning. We are all deeply saddened
by this tragic event.
wish to remind the community that in the event of an emergency directly
impacting MESD staff, sites or programs, we will communicate via our
website, mesd-all email, and FlashAlert.net.* (*Not all methods will be used in all cases—the website is the place to go first.)
Our thoughts are with the students, staff and families of Umpqua Community College.
Superintendent, Multnomah Education Service District
MESD and PPS partner to bring students a Wellness Center at Benson Polytechnic
(Pictured: Benson Principal Curtis Wilson, photo courtesy of The Portland Tribune
Mary Botkin was sworn in at the Regular Session Board meeting on Tuesday, September 15.
Caption: MESD Education Assistant Susan Anderson and Teacher Heidi Worden with students in the classroom at Doernbecher.