North Douglas School District names new superintendent

The North Douglas School Board announced that Terry Bennett has been named the new superintendent of the district effective July 1.

Bennett currently works for the Oregon Department of Education in the office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. His previous administrative experience includes building and district level roles in Durham (CA), Klamath, Portland and Lebanon school districts covering a 17-year span. Bennett has a master’s degree from University of Oregon in the area of Educational Leadership. He completed his administrative licensure program at Portland State University. His teaching experience includes middle and high school social studies, distance learning and alternative education from 1988 to 2000.    

“We are really excited to have Mr. Bennett as a new addition to our leadership team. He brings to the district a great many skills and talents that he will enhance and grow our school district,” said school board chairman Tom Kelley. “We know he will bring the excitement and leadership that will indeed move us to the next level.” 

“As the new superintendent, I am grateful for this time to engage our district and community in the process of building relationships, listening to all voices of our community — students, parents, staff, teachers, administrators, board members, residents, district partners and civic leaders,” said Bennett. “I will hit the ground running to build upon the strong legacy that the school district and community have established for our students.”