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Paul Peterson to serve as new SCESD superintendent
The South Coast Education Service District board of directors is pleased to announce that Paul Peterson has been selected to serve as the new ESD superintendent beginning July 1, 2022. Peterson brings more than 27 years of experience in education to his new role, 21 of which have been in Oregon.
“After a careful and thorough search that we narrowed down to two very strong candidates, we believe that Paul will provide the strong leadership we need to help us support our students, families, teachers and staff,” said John Buckley, member of the SCESD board of directors. “His local roots and deep understanding of the Oregon education system was an important factor in our decision. He’s also an excellent listener and has a very genuine presence about him.”
Charis McGaughy, who has served as SCESD’s interim superintendent for nearly a year, has accepted a permanent superintendent position with Coos Bay School District and will transition to her new role on July 1.
“Over the past year, Charis McGaughy has provided excellent leadership and stability to our ESD in her role as interim superintendent,” said SCESD board chair Corinne Potts. “We are grateful for her stepping in to help us with this transition and wish her the best in her new role.”
Since launching his academic career as a classroom teacher in the state of Washington, Peterson has held both school and district leadership positions throughout his tenure in education. Peterson formerly served as assistant superintendent for Northwest Regional Education Service District and most recently, has been working to support school districts through leadership transitions by serving in interim superintendent roles for Scappoose and Silver Falls School Districts.
“I am looking forward to joining the outstanding team at South Coast ESD,” said Peterson. “My favorite people in the world are all educators, and the team at South Coast ESD is impressively talented, with expertise and commitment to helping all kids. I’m grateful and blessed to work with such incredible people. On top of that, I’ll get to work with the region’s talented school leaders, providing thoughtful leadership as we work to innovate and keep improving the educational experience for all kids.”
According to Peterson, his entry plan will kick off with listening and learning with a focus on team and community building prior to building a collaborative strategic plan for the district.
Serving School Districts in Coos, Curry, and Western Douglas Counties
South Coast ESD Board of Directors will have meetings on the following dates:
PUBLIC INPUT: To sign up for public input, e-mail or call the Board Secretary at 541-266-3265 or email@example.com. Deadline to sign up for public input is 12:00pm the day of the meeting. Those signed up will be given an access code to the meeting.
Speakers may offer objective criticism of school operations and programs, but the board will not hear personal complaints concerning school personnel nor against any person connected with the school system. The board chair will direct the visitor to the appropriate means for board consideration and disposition of legitimate complaints involving individuals. (Board Policy BDDH)
For more meeting information call 541-266-3951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
South Coast ESD Non-discrimination Policy:
South Coast ESD respects the diversity of all individuals and groups and in collaboration with all of our partners will ensure students maximize their potential through quality service, professionalism, growth and sustainable systems. It is the policy of South Coast ESD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran’s status, genetic information or disability in and educational programs, activities or employment. (ACA Non-Discrimination policy).
For more information, please contact the Office of the Superintendent, 541-266-3951.
Members of the public, parents, staff and students are encouraged to make their concerns know to the ESD and to give the ESD an opportunity to review those concerns and respond to them (Board Policy KL).
The complainant must follow the complaint procedure as outlined in administrative regulation Public Complaint Procedure KL-AR.
South Coast ESD
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Bandon School District
455 Ninth St SW
Bandon, OR 97411
Brookings-Harbor School District
629 Easy St
Brookings, OR 97415
Central Curry School District
29516 Ellensburg Ave
Gold Beach, OR 97444
Coos Bay School District
1255 Hemlock Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Coquille School District
1366 N Gould
Coquille, OR 97423
Myrtle Point School District
413 C St.
Myrtle Point, OR 97458
North Bend School District
1913 Meade St.
North Bend, OR 97459
Port Orford-Langlois School District
P O Box 8, 45525 Hwy 101
Port Orford, OR 97465
Powers School District
P O Box 479
Powers, OR 97466
Reedsport School District
100 Ranch Road
Reedsport, OR 97467
Ali Mageehon, Ed.D. Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Charis McGaughy, Interim Superintendent
Brandie Monroe, Human Resources/Operations
Jerod Nunn, Business Director
Lisa Wendel, Adaptive Life Skills Program Administrator
Dawn Granger, Curriculum Program Director
Georgeann Harty, Program Administrator, Regional Inclusive Services
Allyson McNeill, Program Administrator, EI/ECSE, K-12 Speech and Audiology
Districts We Serve:
Bandon School District 54
Brookings Harbor School District 17c
Central Curry School District 1
Coos Bay School District 9
Coquille School District 8
Myrtle Point School District 41
North Bend School District 13
Port Orford/Langlois School District 2CJ
Powers School District 31
Reedsport School District 105
District Order Forms:
2021-22 LSP Order Form (Excel)