Veteran educator joins Washougal School District as Assistant Superintendent (Photo)
Washougal, WA - Dr. Patricia "Patsy" Boles has been hired as the new Assistant Superintendent for the Washougal School District. She steps into this role on July 1, 2015 after Laura Miltenberger rescinded her acceptance of the WSD Curriculum Director position.
After losing a qualified candidate late in the school hiring season, the decision was made to reinstate this critical position as an assistant superintendent level of responsibility. Superintendent Dawn Tarzian explained the importance of a strong leader to fill this role for the district. "With the increased responsibilities placed on the superintendent through the capital bond construction work that has begun, the support of an assistant superintendent will allow for this time consuming project to go on without undermining the continued assistance of the great work in the district to support improved student learning for all children. "
Boles is currently Assistant Superintendent for the Ridgefield School District, a position she has held since 2000.
Boles brings to the position a unique combination of experiences that include accountability for all instructional services, state and federal programs, building level administrator supervision, special education, district technology, CTE programs and human resources. She has been a middle school principal, and elementary principal, K-12 special education director and an elementary teacher.
"I am excited Dr. Boles will be joining the Washougal School District team," said incoming Superintendent Dr. Mike Stromme. "She comes with a rich background in teaching and learning and administrative leadership. Her years of experience in education will provide excellent support and service to continuing the great work of the Washougal school community. Dr. Boles is a respected educator who has much to offer our students, families and staff."
In Ridgefield, Boles has supported the implementation of the state's teacher-principal evaluation program, assisted in leading a community-based process to define the vision and mission of the district, worked closely with the superintendent to develop a long range facility plan that led to the passage of a capital construction bond, partnered with community-based organizations to seek grant and private funds to support a comprehensive counseling program, and developed the district's technology plan that included wireless capabilities with the integration of technology into student learning.
Boles earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Portland State University, an M.S. in Special Education-Hearing Impaired from Western Oregon University and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Oregon State University.
"This is an exciting time for the Washougal School District and I am thrilled to be joining Dr. Stromme and the rest of Washougal's dynamic leadership team," said Boles.
Current WSD Curriculum Director, David Tudor, will move into the position of Principal of Hathaway Elementary July 1.