Welcome to Elementary and Secondary Education
The Elementary and Secondary Education department is directly responsible for the oversight of our schools. Executive Director Sarah Crane oversees middle and some elementary schools, and Executive Director Lindsay Garcia oversees the balance of elementary schools. Frank Caropelo, Executive Director of High Schools, oversees high schools as well as alternative and options programs. All employ a rigorous accountability system for schools and principals that focuses on the five dimensions of teaching and learning: Purpose, Student Engagement, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Assessment for Student Learning, and Classroom Environment and Culture; development and adherence to a School Improvement Plan; and specific attention on equitable outcomes for historically underserved students.
Executive Director Sarah Crane began her educational career in 2002 as a Special Education teacher for students in grades 5-12 in Lee County, Alabama. In 2004, she moved to Amarillo, Texas where she taught both general and special education students at the elementary level. She then spent a year as a Behavior Specialist before moving to Oregon in 2009 to become the Special Education Coordinator for InterMountain Education Service District (ESD). There, she assisted twelve school districts with special education services, behavior support, state reporting and paperwork, programs, and teacher training. Dr. Crane was promoted to Special Education Director for IMESD in 2012, and in 2013 she became principal of Ione Community School (grades K-12) in Ione, Oregon. She joined HSD in 2015 as the principal of Jackson Elementary School, and served there for three years before transitioning to the District Office for her current role. .
Executive Director Lindsay Garcia began her educational career by spending a year as a volunteer English teacher in Mexico City, Mexico. In 2002, she was hired at Minter Bridge as an ESL teacher, and spent five years in that role before taking on a kindergarten dual language classroom. In the 2012-13 school year, Garcia taught 3rd grade then spent her summer both as a lead teacher for the Dual Language Summer Academy and as a bilingual coach for Migrant Summer School. Welcome Lindsay!
For the past two years, Frank Caropelo has been employed by Stand for Children as the director of the Center for High School Success. In that role he has been responsible for implementing the Ninth Grade Success Program model at 154 partner high schools in six states, including 80 in Oregon. Prior to his work with Stand, Caropelo served as the assistant superintendent of Reynolds School District, where he directed oversight responsibilities for all of the district’s instructional programs including curriculum, instruction, professional development, alternative education, student services, and special education. He guided the supervision of ten executive directors, directors, and program coordinators; and he oversaw principal supervision and hiring for all eighteen district schools. Welcome Frank!
Audrea, Lindsay and Frank are passionate, student-focused educational leaders who are focused on establishing and supporting continuous learning for improvement.
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