Wednesday, June 11, 2014
With the retirement of Kim Vogel, principal at both Parkdale Elementary and Cascade Locks Elementary, Supt. Dan Goldman has developed a plan to provide needed, continuous leadership at both schools.
Vogel will continue to serve as part-time principal of Cascade Locks Elementary next year, maintaining continuous leadership to the students, staff and parents.
Parkdale Elementary will also receive continuous leadership from Hedberg, currently the vice principal at Hood River Middle School. Hedberg received unanimous support from an interview team made up of staff, parents, and administrators and will assume his new role after the end of this school year, according to Kevin Noreen, district human resources director.
In accepting this role next year, Hedberg will also be undertaking several district-wide duties involving the administration of several state and federal grants.
Hedberg was first hired by Hood River County School District in 2000 as a Spanish teacher and athletic director for Cascade Locks School. Hedberg moved to Wy’east Middle School where he also taught Spanish and served as the athletic director until 2006. In August 2006, he was hired as vice principal of Wy’east Middle School before coming to Hood River Middle School as the vice principal in 2011.
“Gus brings a deep sense of commitment to student success and to the community as a whole. He has demonstrated these commitments over his many years of service to the students and families of this district and will undoubtedly be a fantastic leader for Parkdale Elementary for years to come,” said Goldman.
The district has begun a search and hiring process for Hedberg’s position at Hood River Middle School, and a decision is expected by mid-June, according to Noreen.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge