|Newberg Superintendent Paula Radich receives top Oregon award|
Dr. Paula Radich, Superintendent of Newberg School District, has been named the 2010 Oregon Superintendent of the Year. She was honored Saturday at the annual Oregon School Boards Association convention in Portland.
Radich has served as CEO of the district, which serves 5,200 students in thirteen schools, since 1999. Under her leadership, Newberg High School has been transformed from a traditional, single community high school into four small high schools. She was instrumental in expanding community college opportunities for Newberg students, and, due in large part to her efforts, the establishment of a Portland Community College Newberg Service Center opening in September 2010.
Her success in the Newberg School District is based on a number of factors, including her focus on rigorous academic standards, excellent community relations, effective management of district resources, and her advocacy for public education. Using community input, the district launched “Success Begins with the Basics,” a multi-year initiative focusing on improving reading, writing, and mathematic skills, preparing students for college and work, and emphasizing citizenship.
“Dr. Radich’s leadership and influence in the Newberg/Dundee area are unmatched,” said Dr. Linder Gerber, President of Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. “She is highly respected and her dedication to the community is well known. PCC considers Dr. Radich a visionary educational partner who personifies the idea of access to education.”
Respect for her accomplishments has extended beyond the Newberg district and community. Radich currently holds the position of President of the Oregon Association of School Executives, and is serving as co-chair of the Steering Committee of the Funding Coalition of State Superintendents.
As the Oregon Superintendent of the Year, Radich’s application has been forwarded to AASA, for consideration for the National Superintendent of the Year. She will be honored again in June at the Annual COSA Conference in Seaside.
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