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Lou Bailey will leave Hilhi to take over as administrator for the Lake Oswego School District.

BaileyThe principal of Hillsboro High School will leave the school this summer, after he scored a key administrative position with the Lake Oswego School District.

Lou Bailey will resign in June to take over as Lake Oswego's executive director of secondary programs, which oversees the district's middle and high schools. LOSD made the announcement Thursday, March 15.

Baiely said his new job in Lake Oswego is to build relationships with principals.

"Listening, supporting, and being that go-to person for principals, that is what I am looking forward to in my new position," Bailey said.

Lake Oswego said Bailey has been integral in Hillsboro's work to be more inclusive with its students, something he wants to bring to Lake Oswego.

"Building an inclusive culture is a process," he said. "When we focus on having a growth mindset and working from an asset-based perspective, it is much easier to engage our equity lens whenever we make decisions."

Hillsboro's focus on culturally-responsive teaching played an important role in that work, Bailey said.

"What does an equitable classroom look like? Where are the students' voices? Are culturally diverse students accessing high level classes? Those are the questions we were asking."

Bailey has served as Hillsboro's principal since December 2015, after the resignation of Arturo Lomeli. Bailey has more than two decades' experience in public education. He started his career as an English teacher in California in 1985, and moved to Oregon in 2001. He spent 13 years as an administrator in Canby and West Linn, and briefly served as principal of the Korea International High School in Seoul, South Korea for six months in 2015 before returning to Oregon.

Bailey's last day at Hilhi will be June 30.

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