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Parkrose leader receives OACOA Achievement of Excellence Award Print E-mail

marian-young.jpgMarian Young, Director of Human Resources, at the Parkrose School District, is the 2010 recipient of the OACOA Achievement of Excellence Award.  She has served in her current job since 2003.

She is currently developing four specific projects for the Parkrose School District.  The first is a new certified staff evaluation system of performance review, which she is working collaboratively on with the staff, administration and the teacher’s association.  It will be based on Oregon State Standards, Charlotte Danielson’s performance model, and the district’s Power Standards and Professional Development.

Secondly, Marian has developed a Parkrose School District Standard Walk Through Observation Protocol, which is used by every principal and assistant principal on a weekly basis for each teacher.

Her third significant project is a partnership with Portland State University teacher education program, developing a literacy/reading endorsement cohort with Parkrose teachers.  The cohort currently has 25 district teachers involved.

Lastly, Marian has developed a communication model for having crucial conversation.  She has trained the administration and central office staff on effective and positive methods of communication.

Her colleague, Debbie Ebert, Principal of Russell Academy, states: “Marian is unusual in that she constantly keeps teaching kids in the forefront of her work even though much of her work isn’t directly related to our students.  That says a lot about her thinking and her values as a district administrator.”

Marian will be honored at the OACOA/OASE Conference in Salishan this week, and again at the Annual COSA Conference in June.

This page was last updated on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 .