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National Superintendent of the Year and alumnus Matt Utterback to host equity symposium

January 04, 2018

  • Matt Utterback MAT '95, Educational Leadership '05
    Matt Utterback MAT '95, Educational Leadership '05

Please join us on January 31 from 4:30 - 7:00 pm for a panel discussion on equity in schools, hosted by and honoring Matt Utterback, National Superintendent of the Year and graduate school alumnus (Teacher Education ’95 and Educational Leadership ’05).

The evening will kick-off with a short video highlighting Utterback’s accomplishments as the superintendent of the North Clackamas School District, followed by his welcome remarks. North Clackamas teacher Jenna Schadler, along with graduate school faculty members Lina Darwich, Teacher education; Rafe McCullough, School Counseling; and Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho, Educational Leadership will then join him for a panel discussion addressing the question: Creating the conditions for ensuring that all students have access to equitable outcomes in our schools: what can teachers, school counselors, and leaders do?

Audience discussion and a question and answer session will follow.

Utterback, who was promoted to North Clackamas Superintendent in 2012 after serving as principal of Clackamas High is heralded for getting results for all students and particularly for students who haven’t fared well in most Oregon districts: low-income, minority and special education students. Under his leadership, North Clackamas’ graduation rate and test scores went from mediocre to near-tops among large Oregon districts, even as tighter-than-average budgetary straits posed huge challenges. (Source: The Oregonian)

Additional details chronicling Utterback’s accomplishments are available in the following articles announcing his win as Oregon’s Superintendent of the Year and subsequently as the National Superintendent of the Year.

Please RSVP from the event page by Wednesday, January 24, if you will be attending.

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