Sandy High principal Kim Ball is pleased to announce that Sarah Dorn has been selected to serve as a Sandy High vice principal beginning this August. Dorn replaces vice principal Sally Tripp who is retiring at the end of this school year. Tripp has served as a Sandy High vice principal since fall 2007.
Dorn will assume many of Tripp’s duties including Leadership class, activities, discipline, and teacher supervision. She will also be an asset in helping Sandy High continue to expand their Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs and courses.
Principal Ball said, “Sarah’s vast background in CTE will help us solidify and grow our programs.” Sandy High School was built to accommodate CTE programs that help students develop the skills and technical knowledge for today’s high-demand careers. The school’s leadership team has worked hard to increase CTE program offerings, and several new programs have been implemented since the school opened in 2012.
Dorn is currently the CTE coordinator for Gresham-Barlow School District, charged with organizing the districts K-12 career-technical education system. She started her career teaching Business and English Language Arts in the David Douglas School District, and subsequently became the district’s CTE Coordinator. From David Douglas, Dorn was hired by the Clackamas Education Service District (ESD) as their CTE Regional Coordinator. She then moved on to Gresham-Barlow and broadly expanded her CTE experience.
Dorn describes herself as, “Passionate about exposing all students to opportunities that inspire growth and learning.”