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Lisa Harlan selected for GAPS assistant superintendent position

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Greater Albany Public Schools recently selected Albany resident Lisa Harlan for the assistant superintendent position. The post is currently held by Tonja Everest, who will assume superintendent duties at the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD on July 1.

Harlan was offered the position after an extensive application process. Her official appointment is pending School Board approval at its June 4 meeting.

“A very rigorous hiring process revealed that Lisa is all about kids,” said Everest. “The committee was impressed with her passion, practical decision-making and authentic communication style. They also appreciated her deep knowledge in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and behavior,” she said.

Harlan is currently the Director of Elementary Education for Salem-Keizer Public Schools. She brings bilingual skills and extensive experience in educational leadership. She has taught high school and middle school Spanish at Corvallis High School and Western View Middle School. She has served as a middle school assistant principal at Linus Pauling Middle School, a middle school principal at Cheldelin Middle School and an elementary principal at Lincoln Elementary Dual Language School in Corvallis. She has also been a Director of School Improvement for the Oregon Department of Education.

Harlan earned her B.A. in Education from Western Oregon University, her M.Ed. From University of Oregon, and her administrative licensure from Portland State University.

Harlan is an Albany resident with children in GAPS schools. Upon accepting the offer for the position, she said, “I am so glad to serve a district that has served my family so well.”


La Sra. Lisa Harlan fue seleccionada para la posición de Asistente Superintendente del Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany

Las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany, recientemente seleccionó a la residente deAlbany Sra. Lisa Harlan, para la posición de Asistente Superintendente. El cargo actualmente lo ocupa la Sra. Tonja Everest, quien asumirá sus obligaciones como superintendente de Linn Benton Lincoln ESD el 1° de julio. A la Sra. Harlan se le ofreció el puesto después de un extenso proceso de contratación. Su nombramiento oficial está pendiente de la aprobación de la Mesa Directiva en su junta del 4 de junio.

Un proceso de contratación muy riguroso reveló que Lisa se enfoca en los niños", dijo la Sra. Everest. "El comité quedó impresionado con su pasión, su toma de decisions práctica y su auténtico estilo de comunicación. También apreciaron su profundo conocimiento en las áreas de planes de estudio, instrucción y comportamiento", dijo. La Sra. Harlan es actualmente la Directora de Educación Primaria de las Escuelas Públicas del Distrito Salem-Keizer. Ella aporta habilidades bilingües y una amplia experiencia en liderazgo educativo. Ella ha enseñado español en la preparatoria y secundaria en la preparatoria Corvallis High School y escuela secundaria Western View Middle School. Ella se ha desempeñado como subdirectora de la secundaria en la escuela secundaria Linus Pauling Middle School, directora de la escuela secundaria Cheldelin Middle School y como directora de la escuela primaria de idioma dual Lincoln Elementary School en Corvallis. Ella también ha sido Directora de Mejoramiento Escolar para el Departamento de Educación de Oregon.

La Sra. Harlan obtuvo su grado de bachiller (B.A) en el área de la Educación en la universidad “Western Oregon University”, su grado de master en Educación en la  universidad “University of Oregon”, y su licenciatura administrativa en la Universidad “Portland State University”.

La Sra. Harlan reside en Albany con niños en las escuelas de GAPS. Al aceptar la oferta para el puesto, ella dijo: "Estoy muy contenta de servir a un distrito que ha servido tan bien a mi familia.”

Student All-Stars: Periwinkle Elementary School

Posted on: May 10, 2018

At the first annual GAPS Student All-Stars Celebration, the School Board honored outstanding students from each school. Students were nominated by school staff and introduced by the school principal.

Periwinkle Elementary School All-Stars are: 

 

Riley Galusha

Riley Galusha is a kind, respectful and hard working student. She is a good friend to her peers, and is helpful to any adult she encounters. Riley likes to learn and asks thought probing questions in her work. She is an active participant in class and cares about our classroom community. Riley is truly an outstanding classroom citizen.

Jaiden Jaquez (not present)

Jaiden Jaquez is a strong leader who is always willing to help others. She easily steps in to help her peers as well as adults. She is amazing at reading others’ emotions and always willing to take care of others to make sure they are safe and respected.

School Board honors Student All-Stars at special meeting

Posted on: May 7, 2018

Tonight, the School Board recognized students from each school in the district for their citizenship and outstanding school and community service. The event was the first annual Recognition of Student All-Stars awards ceremony, held at South Albany High School.

In a move away from student all-star recognition at School Board meetings, the special ceremony was a festive opportunity to praise students for their efforts and character that doesn’t compete with School Board business each month and ensures that families can better celebrate their kids’ achievements.

Students were nominated by school staff. Principals from each school presented the certificates to students, who shook hands with all School Board members and posed for a school photos. In all, 44 students were recognized.

Principal comments and school photos will be posted for each school this week. 

First annual recognition of Student All-Stars awards ceremony. Student all-star holding award.

Periwinkle “Family Fun Day and BBQ” May 18th from 5 to 8 pm

Posted on: May 7, 2018

MAY 18TH 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Don’t miss the best night of the year!

Pre-sale wrist bands for playing carnival games $5.00 each and meal tickets $5.00 each.  **Reminder, meal tickets and wrist bands will be $6.00 at the door the night of the BBQ.

The Periwinkle Family fun night and BBQ has games, prizes, a bounce house, face painting, a junk food walk and of course our Silent Auction!  

Dinner this year will be a Taco bar prepared by the South Albany High School Culinary Arts Class.

Dinner is served from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Pre-Sale Tickets start May 14th and end May 18th. Get yours early! And avoid the lines!

Tickets may also be bought at the door!

(Credit Cards are accepted only in the Silent Auction)

RESERVA
NOCHE DE DIVERSIÓN FAMILIAR Y BARBACOA
18 DE MAYO de 5:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m.
No te pierdas la mejor noche del año!
La noche divertida de la familia Periwinkle y barbacoa tiene juegos, premios, una casa de rebote, pintura de la cara, una caminata de comida chatarra y, por supuesto, nuestra subasta silenciosa!
La cena de este año será un bar Taco preparado por la clase de artes culinarias South Albany High School.
La cena se sirve de 5:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m.
Las entradas antes de la venta comienzan el 14 de mayo y finalizan el 18 de mayo. ¡Consigue el tuyo temprano! ¡Y evita las líneas!
¡Las entradas también se pueden comprar en la puerta!
(Las tarjetas de crédito solo se aceptan en la subasta silenciosa)

Come hear a bond update at May 2 community meeting

Posted on: May 1, 2018

Work will start soon on bond-funded projects around the district. Come to a community meeting in May to learn about the plans.

May 2: West Albany High School
May 23: South Albany High School

Both meetings will start at 7 p.m.

¿Usted está invitado!