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Budget Committee Vacancy

Posted on: July 21, 2017

Budget Committee Vacancy

The Greater Albany Public School District has one Budget Committee position open due to the election of Jennifer Ward to the Board of Directors.  This position will be to fulfill the remainder of Ms. Ward’s appointment on the Budget Committee which is until June 30, 2018.  Anyone interested in applying for this position is encouraged to fill out an application which can be obtained by clicking here, and return it to the Superintendent’s office by 5:00 p.m. August 18, 2017.  You may contact Russell Allen, Director of Business and Operations at 541/967-4505 with any questions.



High school registration day changed due to eclipse

Posted on: July 10, 2017

South Albany and West Albany high schools will delay the start of their previously schedule registration day due to the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.

Both schools will hold registration for seniors on Aug. 22. The schedule for freshmen, sophomores and juniors will take place on Aug. 23-25.

See the school websites for more details.

Lafayette Elementary School gets new classrooms for growing enrollment

Posted on: July 10, 2017

Last year, the School Board approved new modular classrooms at Lafayette Elementary School to ease the increasing enrollment. The structure is similar to the one installed at Periwinkle last summer.

The classrooms will be ready for students in September. This work was approved prior to the passage of the May 2017 construction bond, which will add classrooms at schools around the district. The project is funded out of district operating funds.

The building will have six classrooms, restrooms and a common area. Eight of the 16 building sections have arrived at the campus and the remaining eight will come in groups of four by Monday. On Tuesday, a crane will begin placing the classroom sections.

Workers are placing the beams that will be part of the foundation. Each vertical piece rests on a poured concrete pad.

New administrators will join GAPS team

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Superintendent Jim Golden has announced the following changes to the GAPS administrative team”

North Albany Middle School Principal Jon Dilbone has been hired as the District’s new Data and Technology Coordinator. Jon has worked at NAMS for the past four years both as Assistant Principal and as Principal. Jon previously worked at South Albany High School as a science teacher, along with other assignments.

District leadership is pleased to announce the selection of Marshall Jackson as the next Principal of North Albany Middle School. Marshall interviewed for the Assistant Principal position at NAMS, but it was clear that he was a high quality candidate for the Principal position. He has served as the Principal of Sisters Middle School for the past four years. Prior to that, he held administrative positions in the Bend-LaPine School District at Bend High School, Sky View Middle School, and High Desert Middle School. He received both his BS and MS degrees from Southern Oregon University, and received his administrative certification through Lewis and Clark College.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce the selection of Kathie Bergsma-Glenn as the Assistant Principal at North Albany Middle School. Kathie comes to us from the International Christian School in Hong Kong, where she has worked as a teacher and technology coach for the past fourteen years. Her previous experience includes middle school teaching in the Gresham-Barlow School District and elementary teaching experience in the Moorpark Unified School District in Moorpark, California. She received her BS from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, her MA from State University New York in Buffalo, and her administrative certification through the University of San Francisco.

We look forward to Marshall and Kathie bringing their experience, knowledge and passion for students to the GAPS administrative team and the North Albany community.

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