From her decade spent leading the Springfield School District (and named superintendent of the year in '11) to her current role as Oregon's Chief Education Officer, Dr. Nancy Golden has had a leading voice in Oregon's effort to improve our education system. Before Nancy accepted the influential position as CEO, she was helping to lead our TeachOregon Project, an initiative to develop and pilot innovative models of teacher preparation.
We were pleased to see Dr. Golden appointed to the position permanently last month. Her leadership experience and passion for education made her an excellent choice to lead teachers and students to success across the state. At her first public forum at North Eugene High School last month, the Eugene Weekly stated that she "remained vivacious and enthusiastic in the face of difficult questions, and her overall philosophy on education seemed to be one of collaboration between teachers and administration to create a 'seamless system' in which transitions between grade levels are smooth and consistent..." Dr. Golden's style is extremely collaborative and she honors the voices of practitioners. Eugene Weekly transcribes an interview with Golden here.
We are eager to hear more from Dr. Golden at the Portland City Club Friday Forum this week. We encourage you to attend! She will share her vision behind the state's 40-40-20 goal and discuss her priorities for ensuring each student has unlimited opportunities for a great future. Register here.