The Molalla River School District recently announced the hiring of Dr. Robin Shobe as the district's director of student services. She will begin this new position at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. As director of student services, Shobe will be responsible for district leadership in key areas like special education, nursing and school counseling. Shobe comes to Molalla from the Clackamas Education Service District (CESD), where she served as the assistant special education service director and the coordinator for the Life Enrichment Education Program.
"During my time with the CESD, I have had the pleasure of working with Molalla River students and their families as both a speech pathologist through the Early Childhood Special Education Program and with older students and their families through the Life Enrichment Education Program," Shobe said. "I am excited to work with the fantastic team of educators and administrators in Molalla who are energized to provide a world-class education to their students and excellent customer service to their families and the community. I am anxious to meet the families and students of MRSD and learn what is most important to them as we put the pandemic behind us and move forward together." "Robin is the right person for this work. She was selected as a finalist by a screening committee that included support staff, parents, teachers and principals," Superintendent Tony Mann said. "I believe her experience and heart will make a difference for MRSD students and families." Shobe earned her Ed. D. In learning technologies at Pepperdine University, as well as a master's in communication disorders and sciences (speech language pathology). She is a native Oregonian and UofO alum and has three children with husband Chris. The Shobe family enjoys spending time outdoors fishing, camping and spending time with their golden retriever, Murphy, and their corgi, Sullivan. They also enjoy watching sports and are big fans of the Portland Timbers.
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