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News Release
Dr. Liza Sejkora
Dr. Liza Sejkora
Camas names new high school principal (Photo) - 05/26/17

Camas School District is pleased to announce that Dr. Liza Sejkora will take the helm at Camas High School this fall. She is a demonstrated student-centered leader who will bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to her new role in the Camas School District. Sejkora is replacing Steve Marshall, who will become the director of educational resources in district administration this summer.

Selected from a strong pool of candidates, Sejkora is an educational leader passionate about providing students with rigorous educational opportunities that will best prepare them to find success after high school. She believes students find success in careers by learning about curiosity, tenacity, and excellence.

"What stands out to me is what we learned when we visited Liza's current high school. The way staff and students talked about her leadership, how she elevates those around her, how she supports people while holding them accountable," commented Superintendent Jeff Snell. "Teachers remarked on ways she's helped them grow, her availability, and her great sense of humor. These characteristics were evident in the interview process, but also reaffirmed during the site visit."

Sejkora is currently the assistant principal of Coronado High School in Scottsdale, AZ, where she has served since 2015. She also served at Higley High School as first dean and then assistant principal since 2013. After fourteen years as a middle, high school, and college English Language Arts instructor, Dr. Sejkora became a school leader working in various roles including student activities, testing and data, and curriculum and instruction. She values connections with her colleagues, community, and especially students.

"I see myself as the lead learner of the school. My job is to collaborate with students and teachers so everyone sees growth, including myself," Sejkora commented. "The term lead learner implies that my time is spent in classrooms where the learning happens."

Sejkora earned her bachelor's degree in English, a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Education, and a doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision--all from Arizona State University. Her dissertation, entitled "Student Interactions in Edmodo Versus Facebook," focused on how students interact in digital environments by looking at virtual communities of practice.

An avid hiker, camper, and lover of the outdoors, Dr. Sejkora and her husband Heath will relocate to the Pacific Northwest along with their two children, Ian (16) and Trevor (12). The Sejkoras are excited to move this summer.

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