New WLHS principal named
Kevin Mills will step up from his current position as assistant principal, taking over the role of principal at West Linn High School from Lou Bailey in July.
Superintendent Bill Rhoades and Deputy Superintendent Jane Stickney announced yesterday that Mills would succeed Bailey when the Bailey leaves at the end of the 2014-15 school year to take the helm of an international high school in Seoul, South Korea.
Three candidates were interviewed for the principal position on Feb. 3. Two parallel teams, comprising teachers, students, parents and district administrators met separately with each of those candidates. The candidates also reviewed classroom video and gave feedback to a teacher based on their observations. The next step in the process was an interview with Rhoades.
Throughout the process and during his seven years at West Linn High School, Kevin has demonstrated courage, student-centeredness, a focus on high levels of learning, a willingness to hear and learn and a deep commitment to leading forward the outstanding work of the West Linn High School community, Rhoades said.