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Nicole Minor, an instructional coordinator at the school, will move up to principal.

Willamette Primary School will welcome a new principal this fall.

On Monday, July 11, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District announced that Nicole Minor would take over the leadership role. The district said in a letter to the community that during the interview process Minor demonstrated strong leadership, equity-driven skills and dedication to students.

"Throughout the process, Ms. Minor showed her deep love for the Willamette community. She also impressed our interview team with her strong instructional knowledge and leadership skills, her heart towards equity and access for all students, and her commitment to every child having a sense of belonging in their school," said Assistant Superintendent David Pryor in an email to families.

Minor has worked as an instructional coordinator at Willamette Primary for the past six years. Prior to that, she was a teacher for eight years. She also was the director for the district's 2021 Primary Summer Learning Program.

Minor is a University of Oregon graduate with bachelor's and master's degrees in education. She also has her special education teaching endorsement l and completed her principal licensure this year while working full time at Willamette Primary.

Minor will replace Patrick Minor, who announced in June that he was leaving the school for Lowrie Primary School.

"While I am excited for this next professional adventure, I will miss working with this fantastic staff, our awesome students and the tremendous support and trust of our community," he said.

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