The Scappoose School District hired a new superintendent this week to replace Paul Peterson who left his position in June to join the Northwest Regional Educational Service District.

John Miner, who retired in 2010 as superintendent of the Gresham-Barlow School District, signed a one-year contract at a special school board meeting Aug. 1. In his 34 years in the education field, Miner taught middle and high school and served as a principal, director of Human Resources and assistant superintendent.

Miner spent the last year traveling with his wife before deciding to restart his career in Scappoose.

Peterson was hired this year as assistant superintendent of the Northwest Regional Educational Service District.

'I'm fortunate to have an opportunity to continue my career with the Scappoose School District,' Miner said in a press release. 'While most of my professional work in education has occurred in east Multnomah County, it is clear to me that the Scappoose community has many reasons to be proud of their school district.'

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