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New principal, administrators added for next year


The Tigard-Tualatin School District will have a few new faces roaming the halls of schools and the district headquarters this fall.

On Tuesday, the district announced John Beight as the district’s new director of human resources.

Beight, the current associate director of human resources in North Clackamas School District, replaces Ernie Brown, who was named the new superintendent for Tigard-Tualatin in March.

A few weeks after Brown’s new position became permanent, the district’s head of curriculum Dan Goldman announced he would be leaving his position to become superintendent of the Hood River County School District.

Rachel Stucky, an elementary school principal in the Salem-Keizer School District, will replace Goldman, who did not apply for the Tigard-Tualatin position.

Stucky spent years in bilingual education as a teacher before becoming a principal, a background likely to serve her well in Tigard-Tualatin, which launched two Spanish dual-language programs in elementary school classrooms, with plans for more in the coming years.

The announcement fills two of three open seats in the administration’s inner circle.

Tricia Clair, the district’s director of student services, announced last week that she would be leaving at the end of the year to take a similar position in the Eden Prairie School District in Minnesota.

At the school level, Byrom Elementary School in Tualatin will see a new principal this fall, after Principal Rick Fraisse announced he would be retiring at the end of the year.

Replacing him will be Sarah Flynn, who served as an assistant principal in the Woodburn School District.

Flynn is also no stranger to dual-language, working as an English language learner teacher and coordinator of a dual-language program in Vancouver, Wash., from 2004 to 2009.