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Planning principals named for high school, elementary

Southridge Principal Todd Corsetti will plan opening of South Cooper Mountain high school


FILE PHOTO - Principal Todd Corsetti speaks at Southridge High School's graduation ceremony last year. He has been named as planning principal for the district's next high school in the neighboring South Cooper Mountain area.The Beaverton School District has tapped two veteran administrators to be “planning principals” for schools opening in 2017.

Current Southridge High School Principal Todd Corsetti will get the house in order for the district’s sixth large high school in the South Cooper Mountain area, and current Oak Hills Elementary School Principal Cheryl Hagseth will do the same for the district’s newest elementary school in the North Bethany area.

Both will begin their new jobs July 1, after the current school year and more than a year before the new schools welcome their first students.

Corsetti will be a familiar to families at the new school because that campus, now under construction, initially will get more than half of its students from neighborhoods that are now in the Southridge attendance area. Other students will come from neighborhoods currently served by Aloha and Beaverton high schools, according to the boundary map a committee recommended to Superintendent Jeff Rose on March 17.

Among the many planning and staffing issues now on Corsetti’s plate will be to work with the district and the community to choose a name for the school.

Corsetti joined the district in 1995 as an English teacher at Whitford Middle School and four years later joined the planning teach for Southridge, where he then served another three years as a teacher, department chair and coach.

He then was promoted to assistant principal and served at both Southridge and Sunset high schools before being tapped as Southridge’s principal in 2010.

Hagseth will have similar responsibilities as planning principal at the new elementary school, which is on Northwest Kaiser Road at the far north end of the district.

She has been principal at Oak Hills since 2006 and, according to a district announcement, “has a wealth of experience in collaborative decision-making, team building and developing a positive learning environment for students.”

The district will embark on an elementary school boundary-setting process this year, which will determine which students will attend the new school and at least some of the district’s elementary schools.

The district has not yet announced who will replace Corsetti and Hagseth for the 2016-17 school year, but officials did announce an additional two administrative changes taking effect July 1.

Robin Kobrowski was selected as principal at Springville K-8 School, replacing the retiring Cheryl Ames.

Kobrowski joined the district in 1995 as an English teacher at Sunset High School, where she later served as department chair and eventually literacy coach.

In 2006, Kobrowski accepted a position in the district’s Teaching and Learning department as a secondary assessment specialist and was later appointed assistant principal at Cedar Park Middle School.

Since 2010, Kobrowski has been administrator for secondary curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Tina Myers has been selected as assistant principal at Whitford Middle School. This is a new second assistant principal position added due to enrollment growth.

She began her career in Beaverton as an English as a Second Language teacher at Meadow Park Middle School after substituting for two years. Myers later became the student supervisor and has been an assistant principal at Meadow Park for two years.

FILE PHOTO - Principal Cheryl Hagseth takes part in a 2015 class activity at Oak Hills Elementary School. Hagseth will spend next school year as planning principal for a new elementary school that will open in the North Bethany area in 2017.


By Eric Apalategui
Beaverton Reporter
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email: eapalategui@commnewspapers.com
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