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Some schools will add new assistant principals this year

Along with several new principals named to schools throughout the Beaverton School District, the largest elementary schools will receive assistant principals for the first time beginning with the 2006-07 school year.

The positions will begin at six schools - Aloha-Huber Park, Barnes, Beaver Acres, Findley, Jacob Wismer and Scholls Heights.

Previously, certified personel worked as student supervisors in the biggest elementary schools in the district, according to Maureen Wheeler, spokeswoman for the Beaverton School District. The new assistant principal positions are administrative.

Those who have been named to the slots include: Aloha-Huber Park, Scott Drue; Barnes Elementary School, Mike Lepene; Beaver Acres Elementary School, Stacy Geale; Findley Elementary School, Joan McFadden; Jacob Wismer Elementary School, Kalay McNamee; and Scholls Heights Elementary School, Annie Pleau.

At the same time, Westview High School is seeking someone to replace Assistant Principal Art Heckel, who retired.

Meanwhile, new principal positions for the upcoming school year include:

n Findley Elementary School: Jan Smith will take over for Robin Case, who had retired but served as interim principal at the school this year.

n Kinnaman Elementary School: Jan McCall, replaces Sascha Perrins, who is moving to a regional administrator position.

n Oak Hills Elementary: Cheryl Hagseth succeeds Chrisann Deurwaarder who retired.

n Vose Elementary School: Will Flores takes over for John Withers who retired.

n Sunset High School: Todd McKee replaces Carl Mead who is moving to one of the regional administrative positions. The regional administrative title is new this year, a position formerly known as an executive administrator.

In other moves, Sue Robertson becomes the district's chief human resource officer, replacing Linda Borquist who is retiring; Steve Langford has been named chief information officer, taking over for Steve Carlson who resigned to take a similar position with the Bend-La Pine School District; Mark Moser is the new administrator for certified personnel (teachers), replacing Holly Lekas who takes Robertson's regional administrator position; David Brewer will take over from Moser to become administrator for classified personnel (non-teaching staff); Carl Mead takes over for former executive administrator Rick Miller, who retired; and Sascha Perrins replaces Tony Fernandez, also an executive administrator, who also retired.

Other new positions include Joshua Fritts as coordinator for special education; Angela Eddy, who will serve as coordinator for English Language Learners; and Camellia Ayres-Osterink, who will take the half-time position of district legal counsel.

Also, Dan McCue, who has spent more than six years as a communications specialist for the Beaverton School District, is leaving for a new head communications specialist position in the David Douglas School District.

During his tenure in Beaverton, McCue produced stories, information and photos for the district's '48 Report' along with targeted newsletters and publications distributed to various groups throughout the district.