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Gresham-Barlow names Highland principal

The Gresham-Barlow School District announced last week Shawnda Sewell has been selected as the new principal of Highland Elementary School.

Sewell served as principal of Banks Elementary School in the Banks School District for two years. Before becoming an elementary school principal, she worked for the Forest Grove School District as dean of students.

Sewell brings experience teaching English language learners, fifth- and sixth- grades and middle school science.

She replaces Becky Kadrmas, who left the school district at the end of the year to become a principal in Washington state.

Gresham-Barlow School Board fills vacancy

On Thursday, July 10, the Gresham-Barlow School District Board of Directors appointed Sharon Garner to fill a board vacancy.

Garner serves as a steering committee member of the East Metro STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Partnership and is also a member of the city of Gresham’s Citizen Involvement Committee.

Garner previously worked as a graphic designer. She has two grandchildren attending school in the Gresham-Barlow School District.

The vacancy on the board was created in June when Dale Clark resigned from position 6. Clark had three years left on his term. Garner will serve in the position until June 30, 2015.


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