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Beaverton School District taps another veteran leader

Roger Rada will be interim deputy superintendent following Ron Porterfield's retirement


In a time of great change at the top of the Beaverton School District's administrative ladder, veteran administrator Roger Rada has been appointed to the position of deputy superintendent for operations.

RADARada will take over for Ron Porterfield, who is retiring as one of the district’s top administrators in one of Oregon's largest school districts.

Porterfield was hired in 2007 as principal at Nancy Ryles Elementary School and promoted to deputy superintendent in 2010.

He most recently helped guide the district into the current period of construction and improvements funded by the voter-approved $680 million bond measure.

Rada previously retired as superintendent of the Oregon City School District and also had served as an interim superintendent in the Tigard-Tualatin School District.

The Beaverton School Board also recently appointed Paula Radich as interim superintendent while they seek a longterm replacement for Jeff Rose, who on June 1 started work as superintendent of a suburban Atlanta district.

AMAYABSD also made another district-level hire by appointing Sarita Amaya as its assistant administrator for multilingual programs.

Amaya has been an assistant principal at Elmonica Elementary School during the past school year after joining the district in 2015. She previously was equity director for the Oregon Department of Education and has taught dual-language programs in Oregon and Arizona.

The district also recently appointed several elementary school administrators.

KOLLINGSErin Kollings was named the new principal at McKay.

Kollings currently is the assistant principal at Learning Without Limits, a turn-around elementary school in Oakland, Calif. She also taught primary grades prior to her administrative career.

WORTMAN-SINGLETONMonique Wortman-Singleton has been selected as the new principal at Scholls Heights Elementary School.

Wortman-Singleton currently is principal at Riverside Elementary in the North Clackamas School District and has 10 years of experience as an administrator. Before that, she was an English as a Second Language and classroom teacher at Aloha-Huber Park K-8 School and a program facilitator.

ZIMMERMalindi Zimmer has been selected as assistant principal at Elmonica Elementary School, replacing Amaya.

Zimmer currently is the student supervisor and AVID coordinator at Whitford Middle School. She previously taught ESL at Whitford and the International School of Beaverton.

The newest appointees will start their duties July 1.