October is National Principals Month

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

Firwood Principal Tara Black reading with student

Tara Black was selected in 2012 as Firwood Elementary School’s principal. She made parent involvement a focus, implementing family reading nights and curriculum nights – giving parents tools to support their child’s education at home. School Digger ranks Firwood 181st out of 700 Oregon elementary schools – a huge leap from being ranked 236th in 2016. Student academic performance is better than 74% of Oregon elementary schools.