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Rachel Weeks of Oregon Trail Academy will take the helm at Boring grade school as of July 1

PMG FILE PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Kimberly Brooks (pictured here on the left helping with a vocabulary lesson) has been principal at Naas Elementary in Boring for 18 years, and will retire after the end of the school year. (Photo circa 2017.)After 18 years of serving Boring-area families and students as principal of Naas Elementary School, Kimberly Brooks will retire this summer. Brooks took the helm at Naas in 2004.

"Naas staff and students have flourished under Kimberly's leadership," said Oregon Trail School District Superintendent Aaron Bayer. "She has proven time and again to be one of the best in public education and will be dearly missed." Rachel Weeks, who is currently serving as the director of Oregon Trail Academy, has accepted the position of Naas Principal, effective July 1.COURTESY PHOTO: RACHEL WEEKS - Rachel Weeks, current director at Oregon Trail Academy, will transfer to Naas Elementary to serve as principal starting July 1.

According to a statement from the school district "Weeks stood out as the top candidate in 2021 when the OTA Board of Directors hired her as the school's administrator."

During her time at OTA, she is said to have used a "student-centric approach" and "worked diligently to raise the bar for students and staff."

"Rachel is a selfless leader who puts the school community first," said Bayer.

The OTA board is still in the recruitment/hiring process to choose who will take over as director of OTA for the 2022-2023 school year.


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