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About Ryan Carpenter
Ryan Carpenter has served as the Superintendent of the Estacada School District since 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. Ryan Carpenter has also earned a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from the Management and Strategy Institute.
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 11 years (Amy). They have three children, all who are enrolled in Estacada Schools. Carpenter enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.
What Makes Estacada Schools Different
Estacada Schools have a strong tradition of developing successful people and a remarkable promise for the future.
Everyday we look forward to working with our students, families and community members. Expectations for performance have never been higher for our students and staff. We are fully committed to continued improvement for every member of our team. Our community can be proud of the results. We are on a journey to being best in class.
Our "on-time" graduation rate is at record high levels (85%), this is an 11% increase over three years. We continue to climb the ranks of best high schools in Oregon (32nd best high school in Oregon). Estacada High School has moved up 32 places over the last three years. We our experiencing academic growth at high levels, reported by the State of Oregon Report Card. All students are experiencing more time in the general education classroom setting, with their peers, and at their neighborhood schools. The Estacada School District no longer secludes, "pulls out," or segregates students from their classrooms based on learning styles and social or emotional disabilities. We offer first rate career technical education to our students with options and choices that rival bigger school districts. Our student, parent and staff satisfaction ratings are high. Financially we are strong!
The Estacada School District is steadfast and unwavering in 4 key academic paradigms that we believe attribute to these accelerated successes:
- Standards Based Learning and Grading
- DuFour Model Professional Learning Communities
- Continuous Improvement (Improvement Science Methodology)
- Inclusive Practices (Supporting the needs of each kid)
The strength of our schools rests within our people and our programming. We are in the process of building a continuous improvement mindset in all departments, in all schools, and in each classroom.
Our team of teachers, staff members, and leaders are focused on increasing the quality of our results. Our students and families are dependent on our ability to prepare students well for college and technical programming after high school. Our community and our state are dependent on our ability to prepare each student to engage well in a rapidly changing economy. The challenge is significant. Our commitment is high.
Our strategic work is focused on strengthening our ability to connect with each learner, personalize the learning experience, and maximize our ability to connect all available resources to become innovators within public education. While not easy, we stand committed to improve upon what we do each day to work with our students as we all learn, grow, lead and succeed.
BY 2030, THE ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE A PREMIER SCHOOL DISTRICT
COME JOIN US FOR THE RISE!
2019 - 2020 Estacada School District Org. Chart
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