October is National Principals Month

National Principals Month recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great.

OTA Director Debbie Johnson talking with students in classroom

Superintendent Aaron Bayer believes Debbie Johnson is “hands-down the most qualified person to help OTA move successfully to the next level.” Johnson served as principal at Firwood Elementary School before taking on the District Teaching & Learning Director position and leading the development and implementation of numerous academic programs across the district, including creation of the Oregon Trail Academy. After retiring from OTSD in June 2017, Debbie agreed to contract with OTA for the 2017/18 school year to serve as director and consultant as the school continues the transition to a full K-12 program.