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Gresham-Barlow School District's Tina Roberts selected as Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year-Metro Region - 05/11/18

The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, has announced that Gresham-Barlow School District (GBSD) educator Tina Roberts is the Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year-Metro Region.

Roberts has taught high school English for 15 years and currently serves as a new teacher mentor. She has also worked as an instructional coach.

“No Matter Tina’s role in the Gresham-Barlow School District, she has consistently excelled,” said Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Teresa Ketelsen. “She has an unrelenting focus on increasing her knowledge of teaching strategies she can use to meet the needs of each student. She also shares her effective teaching methods with others.”

Roberts has taught all grades and levels of English at both Gresham and Sam Barlow High School. She has also written and developed standards-based literacy classes for English language learners, as well as reading intervention classes. As an instructional coach she focused on instructional strategies to develop literacy across the content areas.

In her current work as a new teacher mentor, Roberts provides support to educators in their first or second year of teaching.

Roberts was selected through a regional application and selection process. Applicants submitted testimonials and letters of support from principals, superintendents and colleagues for consideration, and were assessed on leadership, instructional expertise, community involvement, understanding of educational issues, professional development and vision by a diverse panel of regional representatives.

Each Regional Teacher of the Year will receive a $500 award from the Oregon Lottery, and is automatically considered for 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year which will be announced in September.  

Additional information on the program can be found on the Oregon Teacher of the Year website.

Students break ground at North Gresham Elementary
Students break ground at North Gresham Elementary
Gresham-Barlow School District breaks ground on new North Gresham Elementary School (Photo) - 04/25/18

Gresham-Barlow School District breaks ground on new North Gresham Elementary School

The Gresham-Barlow School District held a Groundbreaking Ceremony to mark the start of construction for a new replacement school for North Gresham Elementary School. The project is being funded by the 2016 school bond.

Speakers at the event included:

School Board Chair Kris Howatt and Vice Chair Sharon Garner

Superintendent Dr. Katrise Perera

Mayor Shane Bemis

Gresham Chamber of Commerce President Stayce Blume

North Gresham Elementary Principal Tracy Klinger

North Gresham Elementary School students

The groundbreaking took place on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. North Gresham Elementary School is located at 1001 SE 217th Avenue, Gresham, OR  97030.

Information about the North Gresham Elementary School Project:

More information about the project can be found on the Gresham-Barlow School District school bond webpage at:

Information about the 2016 GBSD School Bond:

In November of 2016, Gresham-Barlow School District voters approved a $291.17 million bond for capital construction improvements across the district. The school bond funds two replacement schools—East Gresham Elementary and North Gresham Elementary and major renovations of Gresham High School and Sam Barlow High School. The bond also funds improvements at every school in the district that will increase student and staff safety, improve access to modern technology, address chronic overcrowding, and upgrade and update aging schools and classrooms.

More information about the GBSD 2016 school bond can be found at: