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Gresham-Barlow School District



About Us

The Gresham-Barlow School District serves families with students in grades K-12 and has a student population of more than 11,800. The district has 17 schools and a solid reputation for providing its students with a quality education. Gresham-Barlow students consistently score above the national average on standardized exams. On Oregon’s Statewide Assessment, students compare favorably with those from other districts of similar socio-economic make-up.

The district’s curriculum is designed to promote the basic skills and positive attitudes required for students to lead full and productive lives in the 21st century. The district is also proud of its exceptional staff. Several of our staff members are recognized nationally for their effectiveness.

Our Mission is to inspire and empower each student. Our Vision is to culturally responsive graduates who will thrive in an ever-changing global community.

Rep/Contact Info

Sarah Avery
Admin. Asst. to Superintendent
Karina Bruzzese
English Language Learners Director
  • Phone: (503) 261-4582
Dennis Clague
Director of Finance
Bill Dewitz
Technology Services Director
  • Phone: (503) 258-4770
Carla Gay
Innovation and Partnerships Executive Director
Mayra Gomez
School Board Member
Sara Hahn-Huston
Secondary Education Executive Director
  • Phone: (503) 261-4597
James Hiu
Kris Howatt
School Board Member
Angie Kautz
Teaching and Learning Director
  • Phone: (503) 261-4597
John Koch
Student Support Services Executive Director
Matthew O'Connell
School Board Member
  • Phone: (503) 680-1314
April Olson
Federal Programs Director
  • Phone: (503) 261-4580
Blake Petersen
School Board Member
Carla Piluso
School Board Member
  • Phone: (503) 666-2525
Lisa Riggs
Assistant Superintendent
  • Phone: (503) 261-4597
Athena Vadnais
Communications and Community Engagement Director