School district adds leader at elementary schools
This upcoming school year, Estacada High School Vice Principal Trevor Syring will step into a new role as vice principal of both Clackamas River and River Mill elementary schools to support a growing population of younger students in the school district.
Along with hiring a new high school vice principal to fill Syring's previous role, the district will hire an additional teacher at Clackamas River to maintain an average elementary school class size of 25 stud-
"The district is enthusiastic about the opportunity to provide additional support for elementary principals and teachers, and is confident that Trevor Syring will be an excellent fit for this role," Communications Director Maggie Kelly wrote in a press release. "Mr. Syring brings an impressive depth of experience in elementary education, and started his career in the Estacada School District as an elementary teacher, where he worked for more than a decade. Syring also has contributed significant administrative service to our district as Estacada High School's Vice Principal."
District leaders further noted that staffing levels are adjusted to meet the needs of each school building as needed. While there is currently growth occurring at the elementary schools, the student population at the high school remains small because of smaller freshman and sophomore groups.
District leaders believe an increase in administrative staffing at the elementary level "will allow principals more significant time to support and develop teachers, in turn strengthening classroom instruction to benefit this district's top priority: the learning and success of all students."
In a press release, Estacada School District Superintendent Ryan Carpenter described Syring as "an excellent team player."
"I am excited to utilize him as a highly qualified asset to a growing segment of our district where students will benefit from the additional support," Carpenter added. "I am also confident that we can continue to support our high school with an excellent new hire."
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