From the Superintendent

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Central Oregon Educator Job Fair

Central Oregon Educator Job Fair

Central Oregon school districts are hiring! This is your opportunity to explore an exciting new career. Meet local school districts and learn about current openings! April 4, 1-6pm Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center  

Meet Randy James, substitute teacher

Meet Randy James, substitute teacher

What inspired you to become a substitute teacher?  Career transition and boredom! In January of 2023, I exited a high pace/high stress startup. It felt like a time to step back and look broadly at what the next steps were for me. As a son of an educator family,...

Meet substitute teacher, Kendra McCamey

Meet substitute teacher, Kendra McCamey

What inspired you to become a substitute teacher? Finding a job that was flexible around my children.  I stayed home for 10 years to raise them so this has been such a great way to get back into the workforce.  My passion is children and teaching them so what better...

Paul Andrews announces his retirement

Paul Andrews announces his retirement

High Desert Education Service District Superintendent Paul Andrews has announced his retirement at the end of June 2024. Andrews has been with the region’s Education Service District for 25 years, first teaching, then innovating and growing programs, and ultimately...

HDESD Welcomes Kira Fee

HDESD Welcomes Kira Fee

The High Desert Education Service District welcomes Kira Fee as the new executive director of special programs and services on July 1. In her new role, she will lead the planning, development and implementation of all K-12 special education programs within the...

Ready or Not, Get Set and Go!

Ready or Not, Get Set and Go!

A transition success story, with Susanna Quim  When the opportunity for a paid internship came up this past winter, transition student Susanna Quim felt sure she was ready. Her teacher, Krista Hanson, was confident too becauseQuim had a solid foundation in job skills....

Future Educator Day

Future Educator Day

In early February, the CTE/STEM team hosted the inaugural Future Educator Day in partnership with Central Oregon Community College. Students from across the region joined to learn about the many opportunities in education through hands-on activities. In addition, a...