The Oregon-Davis School Board members approved the employment of a new high school principal during their meeting Monday night.
Superintendent Dr. Steve Disney said a search team was formed which consisted of faculty members, administrators and the superintendent and they all reviewed 26 applications that were submitted for the position. They screened the applicants and chose 10 to return for the first round of interviews. From there, four were selected to present plans to the committee that pertained to leadership of the Oregon-Davis High School and its future. Three were then selected to present those plans to the committee and the school board.
Dr. Disney said the final selection was a tough one as all three candidates fit the makeup of what everyone was looking for in a new administrator for the high school. In the end, Tim Pletcher was selected as the new principal.
Pletcher has spent his entire career at South Bend Washington Schools and was responsible for leading the school out of an academic crisis and a possible state takeover. He helped the students raise test scores and got them out of the hole. Dr. Disney stated that Pletcher has the right energy to lead the students in the right direction at the high school.
Pletcher’s first day at Oregon-Davis will be July 1.