Camas School District announces new hires for educational leadership positions (Photo)
At its regular meeting on Monday, the Camas Board of Directors approved the hire of individuals for two leadership positions.
Dr. Charlene Williams will join the district on July 1 as the Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, which is a new position in the district. Williams comes to Camas from Portland Public Schools where she held positions including Senior Director of School Performance, Principal/Small School Administrator, and Director of Education. During her tenure she played a key role in a $482 million capital bond program and was the district leader for teacher evaluation.
Williams earned her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from North Carolina State University, her Master of Education from Wake Forest University, and her Education Leadership Doctorate from Lewis and Clark College.
"Charlene's experiences in district leadership and educational services will serve Camas well and her work in Portland Public will bring a unique perspective to our district. We are extremely pleased that we could attract and hire Charlene for this important position," commented current deputy and incoming superintendent Jeff Snell.
Jasen McEathron joins the district as the new Director of Business Services, replacing Donna Gregg who will retire in June. McEathron is currently the Auditor/Manager of Finance and Administration at Public Utility District #1 in Skamania County where he supported a capital bond, information technology, and energy conservation programs. Previously, he worked for 10 years as the Audit Manager for the Washington State Auditor's Office.
McEathron earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Western Washington University.
"We're excited to welcome Jasen to Camas. It was not only his business knowledge that impressed the team, but also his previous experiences as an auditor. Jasen's experiences and education have developed into a skill set that allows him to examine every angle of the budget; he completes a very strong district team," said Snell.