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New Lakeridge High assistant principal named

Lake Oswego School District has named Desiree Fisher as the new assistant principal at Lakeridge High School.

Fisher, who has been the assistant principal at Lake Oswego Junior High School since 2012, joined LOSD in 2004 and came to LOJ a year later. She’ll begin her new role on July 1.

“I am truly thrilled to become part of the Pacer Family,” Fisher said. “I am excited about the new challenges that the high school has in store for me professionally and feel prepared to bring a new set of eyes to the amazing things already going on at Lakeridge — and to add to them.”

Fisher has served as a teacher, school counselor and dean of students. She received her bachelor’s in English from the University of Colorado and her master’s in middle-level education from Walden University. At Lakeridge, she will replace Rollin Dickinson, who will become principal of Lake Oswego High on July 1. Dickinson will replace Cindy Schubert, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

“Recognized by her colleagues as a dedicated master teacher and instructional leader, Desiree also has a reputation as a strong mentor and relationship-builder,” according to an announcement from the Lake Oswego School District.

LO kitchen fire finds its way into attic

Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to residential fires in Lake Oswego and Oregon City over the weekend.

The Lake Oswego fire happened around 4 p.m. on Saturday in the 1300 block of Hemlock Street. Crews from both the Lake Oswego Fire Department and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a grease fire in the kitchen and arrived to find light gray smoke coming from a corner of the house.

Family members met firefighters at the front door and said they had extinguished the flames from a fire on the stove, which had damaged nearby cabinets and the ceiling above the stove. However, crews discovered that the fire had spread to the home’s attic and were forced to pull down parts of the ceiling to extinguish the blaze.

One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and transported to a local hospital, according to the LOFD; no damage estimates were available.

The Oregon City fire happened just before 11 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of 10th St. It affected multiple families, including three adults and one child.

Red Cross volunteers provided assistance at both fire locations to address immediate and basic needs, including comfort kits and information about recovery services and emotional health resources.

ODOT poised to greenlight Boones Ferry project

Lake Oswego’s Boones Ferry Road project is expected to enter its final design phase by the end of this month, City officials said last week, including outreach efforts to begin acquiring expanded right-of-way areas.

According to a post on the City’s project website, the design process couldn’t be completed before the project received final approval from ODOT. That approval now is expected by the end of May, and the Project Advisory Committee will reconvene in June or July for a public meeting to continue finalizing the street design.

The City’s post refers to the delay as a “setback,” and says that construction is now scheduled to begin in early 2018 instead of 2017.

— The Review