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Canby School District hires Joanna Tobin from Riverdale School District to lead country school.

COURTESY PHOTO: CSD - Joanna Tobin has been hired as the new principal at Canby's Ninety-One School.Canby School District has hired a new principal, Joanna Tobin, to replace recently departed Skyler Rodolph at Ninety-One School.

District leaders kept feedback from the Ninety-One School community in mind as they selected Tobin, according to an announcement from Superintendent Aaron Downs Friday, July 16.

The community had said they wanted a leader who understands the unique "family" that is the Ninety-One community, someone who puts students first and a principal who is qualified to lead a rural K-8 school.

"Ms. Tobin possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully lead your community," Downs said. "She is a student-centered leader, focused on equitable outcomes for all students, who has significant experience as a K-8 principal and an instructional leader."

Tobin earned her master's degree in education in school counseling from Lewis and Clark College. She also completed her administrative licensure program there. She attended Linfield College for her undergraduate studies.

Tobin began her career in the North Clackamas School District as a teacher, counselor and assistant principal before moving on to St. Helens School District as an assistant high school principal, middle and elementary school principal and director of the English Learners program.

Tobin, who lives in Sherwood with her family, now comes to Canby from the Riverdale School District in Portland, where she served as a K-8 principal for seven years, according to Downs' announcement. In her time there, she was also the director of curriculum and temporarily the interim superintendent, at the request of the school board.

According to Downs, Tobin is excited to use her K-8 experience to lead Ninety-One School.

"It's an honor to join the Canby School District and the Ninety-One School community," Tobin said. "I look forward to the teamwork ahead in this thriving educational community and to achieving even stronger academic outcomes for students."

Students and families have the chance to chat with Tobin at a meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 29, in the school cafeteria.

Kristen Wohlers
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