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New leaders named for 2022–23 school year

Several 4J schools and departments have new leadership for the coming school year.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
• Awbrey Park Principal: Jared Tiecke
• Camas Ridge Principal: Hobie Blackhorn
• Charlemagne Principal: Joe Hadley
• Edison Principal: David Hulbert
• Spring Creek: K.C. Bodily

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
• Spencer Butte Principal: Paula Nolan

HIGH SCHOOL
• Churchill Assistant Principal & Athletic Director: Erik Hoberg
• Sheldon Assistant Principal & Athletic Director: Ricky Rodriguez
• South Eugene Assistant Principal: Ricci Huling

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
• Assistant Superintendent for Instruction: Brooke Wagner
• Director of Middle School Education: Sebastian Bolden
• Prevention Services Administrator: Dr. Kerry Frazee

Elementary School

Awbrey Park Principal: Jared Tiecke
Jared Tiecke will be the principal of Awbrey Park Elementary School, where Mark Watson is retiring after serving as principal at Awbrey Park for the 2021–22 school year. Mr. Tiecke is coming to 4J from Mt. Angel School District, a small rural district outside of Salem, where he is currently a middle school principal, athletic director and districtwide AVID director. He previously taught math, language arts, English language development and computer skills, served as an instructional coach and mentor, and supported teachers and students as a behavior specialist in Salem. Mr. Tiecke sees education as not only academic but a holistic endeavor that contributes to students’ development as human beings.  

Camas Ridge Principal: Dr. Hobie Blackhorn
Dr. Hobie Blackhorn will be the new principal of Camas Ridge Elementary School. Mike Riplinger is retiring after serving as principal at Camas Ridge for the 2021–22 school year. Dr. Blackhorn currently is assistant principal of Shasta Middle School in the Bethel School District. He recently earned his doctorate in special education from the University of Oregon, with his dissertation focused on Indigenous youth’s perspectives on Indigenous wellness. He previously worked as a special education teacher, department chair and elementary behavior consultant. Dr. Blackhorn is a values-based leader, a collaborator and facilitator, and a committed practitioner of equity in education who is firmly committed to improving the lives and outcomes of students of all backgrounds, with and without disabilities.

Charlemagne Principal: Joe Hadley
Joe Hadley will be the new principal of Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary School, moving from South Eugene High School where he is currently an assistant principal.
Before coming to Eugene, Mr. Hadley worked in California as principal of a large public middle school with a language immersion program. His previous experience includes teaching English and other subjects at all levels from fourth grade through college, and a year lecturing at a university in France. Mr. Hadley is a dynamic and effective administrator who has unique experience living in a French-speaking household, working with language immersion as a school administrator in California and Oregon, and extensive background working with diverse student populations. He replaces retired principal Tom Maloney, who served as the school’s administrator for the 2021–22 school year.   

Edison Principal: David Hulbert
David Hulbert will be the new principal of Edison Elementary School, where previous principal Scott Marsh has moved to the middle school level. Mr. Hulbert is currently principal of Maple Elementary School in Springfield and previously served as principal of Riverbend and Walterville elementary schools, all in Springfield Public Schools. He started his education career teaching middle and high school math and science, including at Kelly Middle School in the mid-2000s, and also later led early childhood education and professional development for elementary math at Springfield schools. Mr. Hulbert is a collaborative leader who is committed to the growth and development of every student and service to every family.

Spring Creek Principal: K.C Bodily
K.C. Bodily has been hired as principal of Spring Creek Elementary School, replacing Sebastian Bolden who will be director of middle school education next year. Mr. Bodily is an experienced administrator who has served as an elementary principal and middle school assistant principal in Fairbanks, Alaska since 2013. Before Fairbanks, Mr. Bodily worked in two remote Alaskan Native villages, as a K–12 principal for four years and before that as a teacher for four years. He has centered his education career around knowing and understanding the cultures of the students and families he serves. Mr. Bodily is dedicated to creating a high-quality, safe and positive learning environment where students are excited about and engaged in their education. He believes in shared leadership and looks forward to partnering with staff to identify and solve challenges.

Middle School

Spencer Butte Principal: Paula Nolan
Paula Nolan will be the new principal of Spencer Butte Middle School, replacing Peter Tromba who is moving out of state. Ms. Nolan is currently 4J’s alternative education administrator, overseeing ECCO and other Eugene Education Options programs as well as the Eugene Online Academy. Before coming to Eugene and 4J, Ms. Nolan served as principal and assistant principal of Redmond High School in Central Oregon. She was an experienced middle and high school teacher before becoming a school administrator. Ms. Nolan is looking forward to returning to middle school, where she is committed to building positive and productive relationships with students, staff, parents and community members to create a school environment that is welcoming and supports academic success for all students.

High School

Churchill Assistant Principal & Athletic Director: Erik Hoberg
Erik Hoberg has been selected to be the assistant principal and athletic director at Churchill High School, where longtime athletic director Kelly Bokn is retiring. This is a return to Churchill for Mr. Hoberg. A seasoned educator, he started his teaching and coaching career in southern Oregon 25 years ago, and in the 2000s came to 4J and Churchill, where he taught social studies for five years and coached baseball for 10 years. Mr. Hoberg has served as the Pleasant Hill School District’s athletic director since 2015 and high school assistant principal since 2017. He was named Oregon’s 3A Athletic Director of the Year in 2020. Mr Hoberg is committed to enhancing students’ educational and athletic excellence by establishing and pursuing an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.

Sheldon Assistant Principal & Athletic Director: Ricky Rodriguez
Ricky Rodriguez will be the assistant principal and athletic director at Sheldon High School. Mr. Rodriguez has more than 15 years of experience as an athletic trainer at high schools around Oregon—currently at Springfield High School, where he has been an athletic trainer and career technical education teacher for the past 8 years. He has served as the head athletic trainer for Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and also has been a professional baseball umpire for the NCAA and for minor league baseball. Mr. Rodriguez  is passionate about student outcomes and aims to foster an inclusive and engaging athletic environment in conjunction with academic rigor to prepare students for lifelong success.

South Eugene Assistant Principal: Ricci Huling
Ricci Huling will be assistant principal at South Eugene High School, replacing Joe Hadley who has accepted a principal position. Ms. Huling is returning to 4J from the Fern Ridge School District, where she has served as assistant principal at Elmira High School for the past two years. Before becoming an administrator, Ms. Huling taught at all school levels, including in 4J at River Road Elementary School and North Eugene and Churchill high schools. Ms. Huling is a strong believer in teamwork and has been involved in two projects partnering with the University of Oregon to close achievement gaps through relationships and restorative justice practices.

District Administration

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction: Dr. Brooke Wagner
Dr. Brooke Wagner was named the district’s assistant superintendent for instruction in February. Previously, Dr. Wagner served as 4J’s assistant superintendent for administrative services, and was director of elementary and preK–8 education for several years. Before becoming a district-level administrator she served for many years as an elementary and middle school principal in Eugene and Springfield. She was awarded Oregon’s Assistant Principal of the Year in 2006, when she was at Kelly Middle School. Throughout her career, Dr. Wagner has emphasized building and maintaining relationships and creating a foundation of trust, transparency and approachability. Her experience as a classified, licensed and administrative staff member has enabled her to see the connections and importance of all employees with a focus on supporting all students. She holds a doctorate in education from the University of Oregon.  

Director of Middle School Education: Sebastian Bolden
Sebastian Bolden is 4J’s new director of middle school education, overseeing the district’s schools and programs for grades 6–8. Mr. Bolden has been the principal of Spring Creek Elementary School since 2018, but much of his background is in middle school education. Before arriving at 4J, Sebastian served for five years as assistant principal of Meadow View School, a large K–8 school in the Bethel School District, where he had previously taught and coached track and field for several years. As an instructional leader in a K–8 school, Mr. Bolden’s focus was to collaborate with school teams and use systems to improve the school environment and outcomes. He was integrally engaged in planning and supporting the implementation of professional learning communities, data teams, curriculum changes, an equity framework and restorative practices. In his new role he will support all middle school leaders, staff, students and families.

Prevention Services Administrator: Dr. Kerry Frazee
Dr. Kerry Frazee will be the district’s new prevention services administrator, coordinating and supporting staff and programs across the district including mental health, suicide prevention, behavioral safety, wraparound, social workers and mental health work group. She brings a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to the new prevention services administrator role, including 15 years in health promotion and wellness, stress management, mental health, behavior modification, risk reduction, violence prevention and prevention sciences. Dr. Frazee has been the University of Oregon’s director of prevention services for the past five years and previously served for three years as the university’s director of sexual violence prevention. She holds a doctorate in Prevention Science, Counseling, Psychology and Human Services from the University of Oregon.

Dr. Frazee is a national thought-leader in prevention education. She is passionate about enhancing youth mental health and wellness, committed to multicultural competence and social justice, and is keenly aware of the intersectionality and enriching contributions of diverse identities. Just as she provides services designed to help youth thrive, she believes in creating a workplace that does the same. Her current work directing the university’s comprehensive prevention and wellness efforts is focused on college students, but she is eager to move to the K–12 arena to effect positive change at the earlier stages of child and adolescent development. She will bring an immense wealth of experience, motivation and leadership to this important role.

Please welcome these education leaders to their new positions!

(This article will be updated as additional appointments are announced.)


¡Conozca a su nuevo director! Cambios en los administradores de escuelas

Nuevos líderes nombrados para el año escolar 2022-23

Varias escuelas y departamentos del 4J tienen un nuevo lider para el próximo año escolar.

ESCUELAS PRIMARIAS
• Director de Awbrey Park: Jared Tiecke
• Director de Camas Ridge: Hobie Blackhorn
• Director de Charlemagne: Joe Hadley
• Director de Edison: David Hulbert

ESCUELA SECUNDARIA
• Directora de Spencer Butte: Paula Nolan

ESCUELAS PREPARATORIAS
• Subdirector y director atlético de Churchill: Erik Hoberg
• Subdirector y director atlético de Sheldon: Ricky Rodriguez
• Subdirectora de South Eugene: Ricci Huling

ADMINISTRACIÓN DISTRITAL
• Superintendente adjunta de instrucción: Brooke Wagner
• Director de educación secundaria: Sebastian Bolden
• Administradora de servicios de prevención: Kerry Frazee


Escuela primaria

Director de Awbrey Park: Jared Tiecke
Jared Tiecke será el director de la Escuela Primaria Awbrey Park, donde Mark Watson se jubilará después de servir como director en Awbrey Park para el año escolar 2021-22. El Sr. Tiecke llegará a 4J desde el Distrito Escolar Mt. Angel, un pequeño distrito rural fuera de Salem, donde actualmente es director de escuela intermedia,  director deportivo y director de AVID en todo el distrito. Anteriormente enseñó matemáticas, artes del lenguaje, desarrollo del idioma inglés y habilidades informáticas, se desempeñó como entrenador de instrucción y mentor, y apoyó a maestros y estudiantes como especialista en comportamiento en Salem. El Sr. Tiecke ve la educación no solo como académica, sino como un esfuerzo holístico que contribuye al desarrollo de los estudiantes como seres humanos.

Director de Camas Ridge: Dr. Hobie Blackhorn
El Dr. Hobie Blackhorn será el nuevo director de la Escuela Primaria Camas Ridge. Mike Riplinger se retira después de servir como director en Camas Ridge para el año escolar 2021-22. El Dr. Blackhorn actualmente es subdirector de la Escuela Intermedia Shasta en el Distrito Escolar de Bethel. Recientemente obtuvo su doctorado en educación especial de la Universidad de Oregón, con su disertación centrada en las perspectivas de los jóvenes indígenas sobre el bienestar indígena. Anteriormente trabajó como maestro de educación especial, presidente de departamento y consultor de comportamiento elemental. El Dr. Blackhorn es un líder basado en valores, un colaborador y facilitador, y un practicante comprometido de la equidad en la educación que está firmemente comprometido a mejorar las vidas y los resultados de los estudiantes de todos los orígenes, con y sin discapacidades.

Director de Charlemagne: Joe Hadley
Joe Hadley será el nuevo director de Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary School, mudándose de South Eugene High School, donde actualmente es subdirector. Antes de venir a Eugene, el Sr. Hadley trabajó en California como director de una gran escuela secundaria pública con un programa de inmersión lingüística. Su experiencia previa incluye la enseñanza de inglés y otras materias en todos los niveles desde el cuarto grado hasta la universidad, y un año dando conferencias en una universidad en Francia. El Sr. Hadley es un administrador dinámico y efectivo que tiene una experiencia única viviendo en un hogar de habla francesa, trabajando con inmersión lingüística como administrador escolar en California y Oregón, y una amplia experiencia trabajando con diversas poblaciones estudiantiles. Reemplaza al director retirado Tom Maloney, quien se desempeñó como administrador de la escuela para el año escolar 2021-22.

Director de Edison: David Hulbert
David Hulbert será el nuevo director de la Escuela Primaria Edison, donde el director anterior Scott Marsh se ha trasladado al nivel de escuela intermedia. El Sr. Hulbert es actualmente director de la Escuela Primaria Maple en Springfield y anteriormente se desempeñó como director de las escuelas primarias Riverbend y Walterville, todas en las Escuelas Públicas de Springfield. Comenzó su carrera educativa enseñando matemáticas y ciencias en la escuela intermedia y secundaria, incluso en la Escuela Intermedia Kelly a mediados de la década de 2000, y también más tarde dirigió la educación de la primera infancia y el desarrollo profesional para las matemáticas elementales en las escuelas de Springfield. El Sr. Hulbert es un líder colaborativo que está comprometido con el crecimiento y desarrollo de cada estudiante y el servicio a cada familia.


Escuela Secundaria

Directora de Spencer Butte: Paula Nolan
Paula Nolan será la nueva directora de Spencer Butte Middle School, reemplazando a Peter Tromba, quien se está mudando fuera del estado. La Sra. Nolan es actualmente la administradora de educación alternativa de 4J, supervisando ECCO y otros programas de Eugene Education Options, así como la Eugene Online Academy. Antes de venir a Eugene y 4J, la Sra. Nolan se desempeñó como directora y subdirectora de Redmond High School en el centro de Oregón. Ella era una maestra de escuela intermedia y secundaria con experiencia antes de convertirse en administradora de la escuela. Nolan espera regresar a la escuela intermedia, donde se compromete a construir relaciones positivas y productivas con los estudiantes, el personal, los padres y los miembros de la comunidad para crear un ambiente escolar que sea acogedor y apoye el éxito académico de todos los estudiantes.


Escuelas Preparatorias 

Subdirector y director atlético de Churchill: Erik Hoberg
Erik Hoberg ha sido seleccionado para ser el subdirector y director deportivo de Churchill High School, donde se retira la directora atlética Kelly Bokn. Este es un regreso a Churchill para el Sr. Hoberg. Un educador experimentado, comenzó su carrera de enseñanza y entrenamiento en el sur de Oregón hace 25 años, y en la década de 2000 llegó a 4J y Churchill, donde enseñó estudios sociales durante cinco años y entrenó béisbol durante 10 años. El Sr. Hoberg se ha desempeñado como director deportivo del Distrito Escolar de Pleasant Hill desde 2015 y subdirector de escuela secundaria desde 2017. Fue nombrado Director Atlético del Año 3A de Oregon en 2020. El Sr. Hoberg se compromete a mejorar la excelencia educativa y atlética de los estudiantes mediante el establecimiento y la búsqueda de una atmósfera de respeto y confianza mutuos.

Subdirector y director atlético de Sheldon: Ricky Rodríguez
Ricky Rodríguez será el subdirector y director atlético de Sheldon High School. El Sr. Rodríguez tiene más de 15 años de experiencia como entrenador atlético en escuelas secundarias de Todo Oregon, actualmente en Springfield High School, donde ha sido entrenador atlético y profesor de educación técnica profesional durante los últimos 8 años. Se ha desempeñado como entrenador atlético principal para la Universidad de Salud y Ciencia de Oregon en Portland y también ha sido árbitro de béisbol profesional para la NCAA y para el béisbol de ligas menores. El Sr. Rodríguez es un apasionado de los resultados de los estudiantes y tiene como objetivo fomentar un entorno atlético inclusivo y atractivo junto con el rigor académico para preparar a los estudiantes para el éxito de por vida.

Subdirectora de South Eugene: Ricci Huling
Ricci Huling será subdirectora en South Eugene High School, reemplazando a Joe Hadley, quien ha aceptado un puesto de director.  Huling está regresando a 4J desde el Distrito Escolar de Fern Ridge, donde se ha desempeñado como subdirectora en Elmira High School durante los últimos dos años. Antes de convertirse en administradora, la Sra. Huling enseñó en todos los niveles escolares, incluso en 4J en River Road Elementary School y North Eugene y Churchill high schools. Huling cree firmemente en el trabajo en equipo y ha participado en dos proyectos en asociación con la Universidad de Oregon para cerrar las brechas de logros a través de relaciones y prácticas de justicia restaurativa.


Administración Distrital 

Superintendente adjunta de instrucción: Dra. Brooke Wagner
La Dra. Brooke Wagner fue nombrada superintendente adjunta para instrucción en febrero. Anteriormente, el Dr. Wagner se desempeñó como la superintendente adjunta para servicios administrativos, y fue director de educación primaria y preK-8 durante varios años. Antes de convertirse en administradora a nivel de distrito, se desempeñó durante muchos años como directora de escuelas primarias y secundarias en Eugene y Springfield. Fue galardonada como Subdirectora del Año de Oregon en 2006, cuando estaba en Kelly Middle School. A lo largo de su carrera, la Dra. Wagner ha enfatizado la construcción y el mantenimiento de relaciones y la creación de una base de confianza, transparencia y accesibilidad. Su experiencia como miembro del personal clasificado, con licencia y administrativo le ha permitido ver las conexiones y la importancia de todos los empleados con un enfoque en apoyar a todos los estudiantes. Tiene un doctorado en educación de la Universidad de Oregón.

Director de educación secundaria: Sebastian Bolden
Sebastian Bolden es el nuevo director de educación de escuela intermedia de 4J, supervisando las escuelas y programas del distrito para los grados 6-8. El Sr. Bolden ha sido el director de la Escuela Primaria Spring Creek durante los últimos años, pero gran parte de su experiencia es en educación secundaria. Antes de llegar a 4J, Sebastian se desempeñó durante cinco años como subdirector de Meadow View School, una gran escuela K-8 en el Distrito Escolar de Bethel, donde anteriormente había enseñado y entrenado atletismo durante varios años. Como líder de instrucción en una escuela K-8, el enfoque del Sr. Bolden era colaborar con los equipos escolares y usar sistemas para mejorar el entorno y los resultados escolares. Participó integralmente en la planificación y el apoyo a la implementación de comunidades de aprendizaje profesional, equipos de datos, cambios curriculares, un marco de equidad y prácticas restaurativas. En su nuevo cargo, apoyará a todos los líderes de la escuela intermedia, el personal, los estudiantes y las familias.

¡Por favor, dé la bienvenida a estos líderes educativos a sus nuevas posiciones!

(Este artículo se actualizará a medida que se anuncien nombramientos adicionales).

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