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Incentives offered for key positions that support students and schools - 07/27/22

To help fulfill hard-to-fill classified and certificated positions in this highly competitive hiring environment, Centennial School District is now offering a limited-time incentive of $2,000 for new hires for the following key positions: School Psychologists, Counselors, Special Education Teachers, Custodians, School Bus Drivers, Dining Services Technicians, Education Assistants, and School Secretaries. These positions play a critical role in school operations whether it’s on the bus, in the classroom, lunchroom, or school offices.

The bonus and referral incentives are available for a limited time only, beginning July 26, 2022, and expiring on March 17, 2023. 

For candidates interested in joining a dynamic team committed to student success and want to learn more about current Centennial School District career opportunities and incentives, visit www.csd28j.org/careers.

Daunte Gouge
Daunte Gouge
Centennial School District announces new administrative hires (Photo) - 07/22/22

The Centennial School District has announced the hiring of new district and school administrators for the upcoming school year. 

Alberto ‘Albert’ Rosales-Korrea, Chief Communications Officer

Alberto ‘Albert’ Rosales-Korrea is the new Chief Communications Officer for Centennial School District.  Albert is succeeding Kassie Swenson who served in the role during the 2021-22 school year.

With over fifteen years in the field of public relations and communication, Albert has built a reputation as an experienced and trusted spokesperson, expert in communication and in building community partnerships. His career spans over a variety of fields, including education, medical, city government and business. As the Communications Officer for Harlandale Independent School District in San Antonio, TX, Albert’s work included planning and executing the district communications plan, managing and monitoring media marketing campaigns, developing district branding, and serving as the liaison for district communication.

He previously served as Special Projects Manager for the City of San Antonio Planning Department, Multimedia and Bilingual Communications Coordinator for Spring ISD, and the Communications Officer for Hidalgo ISD in Texas. He was also the Multicultural Outreach Coordinator and Radio Producer for Austin ISD, a Public Relations Supervisor for Zimmer Biomet, a photographer/journalist for Texas-based bilingual newspaper, Rumbo Newspaper-Meximerica Media, a CTE Instructor at South Texas College, and an international communications consultant.

Albert has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications-Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas-Pan American and a master’s degree in Communications from University of the Incarnate Word. He is a member of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), the Texas School Public Relations Association, and has also served on the Special Olympics Sports Area Management Board.

Kim Burns, Dining Services Director

Kim Burns is Centennial’s new Dining Services Director. Kim replaced the vacancy as a result of John Waker’s retirement. Kim began her new role with Centennial on Monday, May 9, 2022.

Kim has 20 years of experience working in school nutrition in East Multnomah County. Previously, she worked for Reynolds School District, where she served in a variety of school nutrition roles, with her most recent role being Nutrition Services Program Coordinator. Kim is well versed in USDA requirements, the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, the Fresh Fruit & Veggie Grant (FFVP), Farm to School, Summer Programming, and more.

Additionally, she is proficient in the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Child Nutrition Program guidelines and has budgetary and audit experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to working for a school district, Kim worked in the banking industry where she gained management experience and a strong background in accounting and budgetary regulations.

For the past 13 years, Kim has held a certification with the School Nutrition Association (SNA). Additionally, she has served on the board of the Oregon School Nutrition Association (OSNA) and is a SNA National Conference Award recipient.

Nathan Buck, Centennial Middle School Interim Principal

Nathan Buck is the new Interim Principal of Centennial Middle School for the upcoming school year. Nathan is succeeding Johanna Castillo who resigned from the position at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

After spending the past three years as the Assistant Principal at Centennial Middle School, Nathan is poised to assume the principalship role. Prior to his hire in Centennial School District, he worked in the Hillsboro School District for 12 years, nine years as a Spanish teacher at Century High School and three years as Dean of Students at Century High School, then at Hillsboro High School. As a Dean of Students, he led in the creation of Freshman Teams at Century as well as implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for the Dual Language program at Hillsboro.

While at Centennial Middle School (CMS), Nathan supported the coordination of the bond renovations at CMS, brought Art and Art Media to CMS beginning this upcoming school year, collaboratively led the work to bring basketball back last year and is currently working to bring boys and girls wrestling to CMS. Additionally, Nathan supported the transition to distance learning and back to in-person instruction.

Nathan has a Master of Arts in teaching from the University of Portland, where he also earned his Initial Administrator License and ESOL Bilingual Endorsement. Nathan has a dual major from Gonzaga University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Arts in English. Additionally, he studied at the Center for Modern Languages at the University of Granada in Granada, Spain.  

Leslie Van Kleek, Patrick Lynch Elementary Principal

Leslie Van Kleek is the new principal of Patrick Lynch Elementary beginning July 1, 2022. Leslie succeeded Jeffrey Cerveny who is continuing his education journey in the Seattle area.

Leslie has 26 years of education experience and most recently served as the dean of students at Alberta Rider Elementary School in the Tigard-Tualatin School District. Prior to that role, she served 5 years as a K-5 Special Education Facilitator and 18 years as a Learning Specialist. In these roles, she advanced her leadership experience in family engagement, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), equitable and trauma informed practices, building community and a positive school climate, and more.

Leslie has participated in committee work at the district level in Tigard-Tualatin that includes the District Anti-Racist Policy Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning Advisory Committee, Public Health Team, K-8 Summer Programming Planning Committee, Elementary SEL Committee, and the Building Equity Coordinator Team.

Leslie has a Bachelor of Science degree in child development from Oregon State University and a Master of Education in special education from Lewis & Clark College. Additionally, she earned her principal license from Lewis & Clark College.

Jared Austin, Powell Butte Elementary Principal

Jared Austin is the new principal of Powell Butte Elementary beginning July 1, 2022. Jared succeeded Marin Miller who is now serving as the Centennial High School principal.

Jared has strong ties to the Powell Butte and Centennial School District community. For the past 8 years, he’s served at Powell Butte Elementary, most recently as assistant principal. As assistant principal, Jared’s leadership has been evident through supporting the development of the student success plan, creating and facilitating professional development opportunities, and providing assistance with managing the school. Prior to his role as assistant principal, his leadership experience included an administrative internship at Powell Butte and Summer School Administrator. Jared has taught at the elementary school level at Powell Butte Elementary and the Gresham Arthur Academy. 

Jared has taken on many leadership roles at the building and district levels including leading professional development sessions and participating on committees. He’s served as a committee member on both the District’s Math and Language Arts and English Language Development adoption committees. Additionally, he’s participated on the District’s math leadership team, the East Metro Mathematics leadership project, and the Math Coaching and Leadership Network. 

Jared obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Portland State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Concordia University, and an administrative credential from George Fox University.

Dante Gouge, District Athletic Director/Assistant Principal at Centennial High School

Daunte Gouge is the new District Athletic Director/Assistant Principal at Centennial High School beginning July 1, 2022. 

With over 29 years in education with the past six years serving in an Athletic Director role, Daunte brings a wealth of experience to the District Athletic Director/Assistant Principal position. Most recently, he served as the TOSA Athletic Director at St. Helens High School where he built positive relationships with student-athletes, families, and community; tracked student-athlete eligibility; supervised coaches; and more. Prior to that role, Daunte served as the Athletic Director/Assistant Principal, teacher and coach at The Dalles High School; Athletic Director/Facility Manager for Parkrose High School; and Assistant Athletic Director/Teacher/Coach at King’s High School in Seattle, Washington. He has more than two decades experience teaching PE at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. 

Daunte has experience coaching track and field, football, and cross country at the high school level, and basketball at the middle school level. He was recognized as the Washington State Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2009, awarded the Gill Athletics West Region Coach of the Year in 2011, and received the 5A League Award of Merit in 2018-19. 

Daunte served as the president and treasurer of the Northwest Oregon Conference League (NWOC) in 2021-22. Other leadership opportunities include: president of the Washington State Track & Field Association from 2008-2015, vice president of the Washington State Coaches Association from 2014-2016, member of the WIAA State Track & Field Planning Committee, and Inter-League Council Representative for NWOC.

Daunte earned a Bachelor of Arts in education from Seattle Pacific University, a Master of Sports Science degree from the United States Sports Academy, and an administrative license from Portland State University. He is a National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Certified Athletic Administrator and received certification from the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 07/15/22

The Centennial School District Governing Board will meet in regular session on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. 

The Board and key staff will attend in-person at CSD's District Office - 18135 SE Brooklyn St., Portland, OR 97236. The public and guests will join virtually via the Zoom app.

Please click this link to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83390570673?pwd=UjduV0lhL05lNC9uQ3JrcTNmTUhJZz09

Passcode: 394247 

To join by phone, dial:  
1 253 215 8782 or 1 346 248 7799  
Webinar ID: 833 9057 0673  
Passcode: 394247 

NOTE: An executive session will proceed the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. pursuant to (ORS 192.660(2)(i)) - to review and evaluate the performance of the superintendent or any other public officer, employee or staff member, unless that person requests an open hearing. Members of the news media are directed not to report on or otherwise disclose any of the deliberations, except to state the general subject of the session as previously announced.

To attend the meeting (if you are a member of the media), please click the link below:
Passcode: 622646

Or telephone:
1 346 248 7799 or 1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 813 2529 4370
Passcode: 622646

To view the agenda and accompanying documents, click or paste this link into your browser: https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1561. The meeting agenda may be updated as needed. Additional board meeting documents will be added as they become available. 

For information about the agenda email pamela_jordan@csd28j.org or board@csd28j.org.