Former principal at Newberg High School, Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences wii be OCSD's assistant superintendent for teaching and learning beginning July 1

Kyle Laier has been selected as Oregon City School District's assistant superintendent for teaching and learning beginning July 1.

Kyle LaierLaier is currently the principal at Newberg High School. He will fill the vacancy left by Carol Sanders, who will retire at the end of the school year.

"I'm excited to come back to Oregon City in a capacity that allows me to work collaboratively with past colleagues," Laier said. "Spending many years in Oregon City provides me with a great understanding of the community and the potential of our school district. I've always believed Oregon City has the potential to be the best school district in the state."

Laier returns to his roots here in Oregon City where he previously worked for 12 years as teacher and principal. He was a social studies teacher at Ogden Middle School and served as principal at both King Elementary School and Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences before taking the job in Newberg in 2016.

"Throughout his career, Laier has demonstrated a relentless drive to serve all students. His passion, integrity, and dedication inspire others," said Larry Didway, Oregon City superintendent. "He is an innovative and future-focused leader who will be a welcome addition to our district leadership team."

Laier started his career in Palm Desert California where he spent four years building a new high school program. He has been an educator for nearly 20 years and has spent 15 years as a high school and college basketball coach. He holds a master's degree in education from the University of Portland.