Mt. Angel board names finalists for district’s next superintendent

May 2021 Posted in Community, People, School

After completing a multi-state search that began with 26 applicants and included an application screening and initial round of interviews, the Mt. Angel School District’s Board of Directors has announced two finalists have been selected for further consideration to be the next superintendent for the district. The public is invirted to meet the candidates May 17, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Kennedy High School, 890 E. Marquam St., Mt. Angel. The candidates are:

Allen Barber

Barber has worked in the Eagle Point School District since 2007. He has held
a variety of roles including Middle and High School Principal as well as Human Resource Director for eight of those 14 years. In 2006 he was named the Oregon Symphony Music Educator of the Year. Barber earned his master’s degree in Music from Western Kentucky University and his administrative credentials from Southern Oregon University.

Rachel Stucky

Since 2016 Stucky has been the Chief Academic Officer for the Sweet Home School District. Prior to that she was the Director of Teaching and Learning for two years. Before arriving in Sweet Home, Stucky was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Tigard-Tualatin School District three years, and at Salem-Keizer School District was an Elementary School Principal for 12 years and a Middle School Principal for three years.

Stucky received her master’s degree in Educational Policy, Foundations and Administration from Portland State University and holds a Professional Administrative license with the State of Oregon.

The School Board is conducting reference checks, and each finalist plans to participate in “A Day in the Community” on the 17th. During the event, staff, students, and members of the community will have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of both candidates.

At the high school “Community Meet and Greet” each candidate will have 30 minutes to introduce themselves and respond to questions. Spanish language interpreters will be in attendance.

Participants can share thoughts with the School Board after the event via comment cards that will be provided. COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced.

Second round interviews with the School Board will take place following the “Community Meet and Greet”

The noard intends to announce its final selection by late May, with the new superintendent expected to be on the job this summer. Current Superintendent Troy Stoopsannounced his departure

in February. He has has been with the District for 19 years. His last day is June 30.

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