Portland schools administrator named assistant superintendent for Tigard district
After conducting a national search, the Tigard-Tualatin School District Thursday that Lisa McCall will assume the role of assistant superintendent beginning July 1.
McCall comes to the district after nearly 11 years with Portland Public Schools and will fill the position held by Karen Twain who will retire in June after 30 years with the district.
With 22 years in education, McCall has served as a preschool and elementary teacher, an assistant principal, principal, and adjunct professor. She is currently a senior director with Portland Public Schools where she supervises a cohort of K-8 principals and supports school leaders in addressing inequities in their setting.
She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark where her research is focused on the persistent problem of disproportionate discipline and is committed to finding new ways to improve the quality of public education at the district and local levels.
"Lisa will be an excellent addition to our leadership team," said Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith. "Her breadth of experience in the classroom and as an administrator, complimented with her dedication to students first, quality instruction and equity in outcomes immediately made her the frontrunner in our search. I have no doubt she will be transformative for TTSD."
McCall will oversee early learning and K-12 instruction, elementary administrators and the district's Aspiring Leadership Program. She will contribute to the successful achievement of the goals established in TTSD's Strategic Plan to include leading the plans' commitment to equity.
TTSD is the ninth largest district in Oregon, serving approximately 12,500 students. The district has two high schools, three middle schools, 10 elementary schools and hosts the Durham Education Center and MITCH Charter School.