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Ryan Carpenter


255 NE 6th Avenue Estacada, OR 97023


Ryan Carpenter became the Superintendent of the Estacada School District in July of 2017. He joined the Estacada team as a social studies teacher and baseball coach during the fall of 2009.

A native of Oregon, Carpenter grew up in Gresham and graduated from Centennial High School. He earned a master of arts in teaching from Concordia University, a bachelor of arts in history from Eastern Oregon University, and is currently working on his educational leadership doctorate at Portland State University.

Carpenter has a vast array of experience and honors in his 10 year career in public education in Oregon serving as a superintendent, high school principal, vice principal, athletic director, teacher, and coach. He is a member of the Oregon School Activities Association Delegate Assembly, has served on the Oregon Department of Education’s textbook adoption selection committee, and is a member of the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, American Educational Research Association, and the School Superintendents Association.

Carpenter was named the 2016 Oregon Future Business Leaders of America Principal of the Year. Also in 2016 he was recognized as a School Emergency Preparedness Leader by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). The Estacada Chamber of Commerce awarded Mr. Carpenter the 2018 School Employee of the Year. In 2008, 2009, and 2014 Carpenter was recognized as The Coach of The Year by the Eastern Oregon and Tri-Valley Leagues.

Mr. Carpenter has presented at local, regional, and state conferences and is a published author in professional journals. He is a hands on leader who regularly visits classrooms, athletic events, music performances, and community events. Carpenter has become a leader in the implementation of DuFour Model PLCs and instilling a collaborative culture inside the teaching and learning environment. He has also been recognized as a leader who implements Improvement Science Methodology to effect transformational change within the district. He is also involved in the community through many civic organizations, and is a regularly attending member of the Estacada Chamber of Commerce.

Ryan Carpenter lives in the Estacada School District and is married to his wife of 10 years (Amy). They have three children, all who are enrolled in Estacada Schools. Carpenter enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.

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