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  • Mike Strande Announced as Next Principal at Wood Middle School

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 3/20/2019 9:00:00 AM

    The West Linn-Wilsonville School District announced the selection of Mike Strande as the next Principal of Wood Middle School effective July 1, 2019. Mr. Strande was selected following a thorough round of interviews with an advisory committee comprised of administrators, parents, classified staff and teachers, followed by secondary interviews with Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig.Mike Strande will serve as the next principal at Wood Middle School.

    Mr. Strande has spent the last 12 years in the Hillsboro School District as a teacher, instructional coach, and as the Principal of Rosedale Elementary K-6 since 2013.

    With a strong belief in building collaborative, positive relationships with students, staff, and community, Mr. Strande shared his dedication to ensuring that each and every student feel a sense of belonging and joy in their learning at Wood Middle School.

    "I'm looking forward to getting to know the Wood staff and community and working collaboratively with teachers and parents to support all the great things currently happening in and around the school," he said. "My goals coming into my new role are to learn about the strengths of each student and staff member in order to support teachers as they deliver the best learning experiences for students."

    As a bilingual educator and experienced Dual Language teacher, Mr. Strande also shared his excitement for continuing the strong dual language program in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District as well as a deep commitment to the equity work so pivotal at Wood Middle School.

    Mr. Strande takes over for Principal Kelly Schmidt, who will serve as Principal of Wilsonville High School next school year. She takes over for Principal Dan Schumaker, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Please help us in welcoming Mr. Mike Strande to the Wood Middle School Community!

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  • Edgar Solares Vega Announced as Next Principal at Bolton Primary School

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville School District on 3/13/2019 2:05:00 PM
    Dr. Edgar Solares Vega has been selected as the new Principal of Bolton Primary School effective July 1, 2019.Edgar Solares Vega will serve as the next principal at Bolton Primary School.
    Following a comprehensive and lengthy interview process, culminating with a secondary interview at the district office with Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig and district-level administrators, Dr. Solares Vega rose to the top as Bolton Primary's next leader.
    With experience at both middle and primary levels, Dr. Solares Vega brings a wealth of experience in creating warm, collaborative learning communities where all students and educators can thrive. Most recently, Dr. Solares Vega has served as Assistant Principal at Meridian Creek Middle School in Wilsonville. He also received his doctorate degree from Portland State University.
    With a strengths-based and student-centered approach, Dr. Solares Vega brings a deep commitment to leading Bolton Primary with integrity and grace. We wish Principal Dr. Holly Omlin-Ruback all the best in retirement as the district welcomes Dr. Solares Vega into the Bolton community.
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  • Dr. Kathy LudwigGreetings West Linn-Wilsonville School Community -
    Welcome to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District! This is an exceptional place of teaching, learning and community support. Between our incredible students, dedicated staff, supportive School Board and wonderful community, I can’t imagine a better place in which to learn and lead.

    What makes this district so special is that while we draw upon students, families and patrons from two cities, we are ONE community, made stronger by our mission of creating learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people for the world.  We have compelling District Goals, that drive strategies and actions for improving how we teach, learn and lead in cultures that are inclusive, courses that are academically rigorous and results that generate equitable outcomes for each child. 

    This year, our West Linn-Wilsonville theme is “Leading for all.” We continue to focus our leadership moves, our instructional practices and our district resources to ensure each child, every child achieves success in our schools.

    To a great 2018-19 year!
    Kathy Ludwig, Superintendent

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