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TTSD announces principal changes at Alberta Rider, Templeton elementary

Todd Robson to helm district curriculum, Laura Kintz announces move to California

KintzTwo Tigard-area elementary schools will be looking for new principals next year.

The Tigard-Tualatin School District announced this week that the principals at Alberta Rider and Templeton elementary schools would be leaving their positions at the end of the school year.

Alberta Rider’s principal Laura Kintz will leave the Bull Mountain school in June, after accepting a principal job at a school in Southern California.

Kintz came to Alberta Rider in 2010 after a five-year stint as a reading coach in the Hillsboro School District.

According to the district, Kintz is moving to the Los Angeles area to be closer to her two daughters.

Also leaving is Templeton’s Todd Robson, who has served as the school’s principal for nine years. Robson has been named the district’s new director of curriculum and instruction.

Robson replaces Rachel Stuckey, who announced her resignation last month.

Robson begins his new administrative role on July 1.


"Todd Robson and Laura Kintz are both examples of exceptional elementary principals," said Superintendent Ernie Brown. "They are strong instructional leaders who build great relationships with staff, parents and students. Their solid skills and innovative ideas make them highly respected by their TTSD colleagues."

Robson spent 17 years in the Beaverton School District as a teacher and principal before coming to Templeton.

In Beaverton, Robson helped implement the Summa Magnet program for students in Meadow Park Middle School’s IB program and worked to promote equality with a dual language program.

Templeton became the second school to incorporate iPads and other technology into its curriculum, a move first taken by Charles F. Tigard Elementary in 2015.

During Robson’s tenure, Templeton earned a ‘Celebrating Student Success Award’ from the Oregon Department of Education in 2012 for its work to close the achievement gap.

“This award recognized Templeton's high levels of student achievement by all demographic groups of students,” the district said.

Robson also helped implement the district’s Kindergarten Connect program, which helps incoming kindergarteners and their teachers before the first day of school.

In a statement, the district said that Kindergarten Connect is “a key component of the district's successful implementation of free, full-day kindergarten for all students.”

The program was created by two Templeton kindergarten teachers, DeeAnn Albaugh and Sherry Farquhar.

The district will immediately begin the search process to replace Kintz and Robson.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include comments from Tigard-Tualatin Superintendent Ernie Brown

By Geoff Pursinger
Assistant Editor
The Times, serving Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood
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