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TRSD School Board Appoints Permanent Superintendent

posted Mar 1, 2017, 12:33 PM by Eileen Dryer   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 2:44 PM by Shelly Quick ]

The Three Rivers School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that David Valenzuela has been approved as permanent Superintendent of Three Rivers School District. At the February 21 board meeting, the Board voted unanimously on the decision. Valenzuela was originally appointed as the district’s Interim Superintendent on May 17, 2016.  Board Chair Danny York stated, “We’re very excited to make this announcement and we’re hopeful that this is the long-term solution that the district is looking for.”

Valenzuela has a long history with Three Rivers School District. Having attended Three Rivers schools throughout his childhood, Valenzuela has been associated with the district for over 38 years in various capacities. He served as the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Technology, and Federal Programs from 2012 to 2016. Before that, Valenzuela served the district in the capacities of principal, vice principal, middle and high school teacher, and maintenance worker. He holds a Masters of Arts in Secondary Education from Southern Oregon University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Western Oregon University.

“I would like to sincerely thank the Three Rivers School District Board of Education for the appointment of Superintendent,” said Valenzuela. “Three Rivers School District provided me with the educational foundation that has essentially paved my career pathway in the field of education. I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Superintendent for this great district.”

Board Vice-Chair Kate Dwyer shares the Board’s confidence that “Dave Valenzuela is the perfect fit to shepherd this district into increasing success.” Board Member Paul Kelly agrees, saying, “Mr. Valenzuela has shown the board he has all the skills and experience to manage this district effectively for years to come.”

Karreen Ghena