The Woodburn School Board is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. William Rhoades as the interim superintendent for the 2019-20 school year.

Dr. Rhoades was the superintendent in the West Linn-Wilsonville school district from 2011 to 2016.  He has also worked in the Hillsboro and Bend-La Pine communities in the role of assistant superintendent.  Since retiring in 2016, Dr. Rhoades has worked with several organizations including the Oregon Department of Education, Stand for Children, The Chalkboard Project and Northwest Regional ESD to name a few.  He coaches building principals and district-level administrators in assessment, equity and other student achievement issues.  Dr. Rhoades is currently a professor of practice at the University of Oregon in the Educational Leadership department.

“We appreciate Dr. Rhoades accepting this position during the transition period,” said Linda Reeves, who chairs the Woodburn School Board. “His background is a good fit for our organization and he brings a skill set that will benefit our students and faculty.”

“I am excited and proud to be able to serve a school community that has done so much for me over the years. I look forward to building on the foundation of excellence that the community has worked so hard to establish,” said Dr. Rhoades.

Dr. Rhoades grew up in Woodburn and graduated from Woodburn High School. He worked at the school district for several years before accepting a position in Bend, Ore.

Rhoades replaces Superintendent Chuck Ransom. Ransom’s last day is July 31.