Ken Bell selected to lead Sherwood High School

posted Apr 29, 2013, 8:15 AM by Corey Thompson
Sherwood School District is pleased to announce Mr. Ken Bell as the new principal of Sherwood High School.  Mr. Bell currently serves as an associate principal at the high school, a role he began in July 2012.  He will assume his new role on July 1, 2013.

“I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to lead such an outstanding school, in a community that truly values education,” said Bell.  

Two Board members, Connie Hansen and Sue Hekker, participated on the interview committee that recommended the selection of Bell. “We are confident Mr. Bell is the right candidate to take our high school to the next level,” said Hekker.  “Our staff has done incredible work over the last few years, and Mr. Bell brings vision and strong leadership, while providing for a seamless transition to the next school year.”  Superintendent Cordie noted Mr. Bell’s instructional leadership and his commitment to building relationships as two key attributes that helped him rise to the top of the candidate pool. 

Mr. Bell holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and earned his M.A.T. from Lewis and Clark College.  Prior to joining Sherwood School District, Mr. Bell worked at Sunset High School in Beaverton for seventeen years as a teacher, coach, and attendance coordinator, and most currently as the StEPP Coordinator.  He is married and has three children.

A meet and greet reception for parents, students and community members is planned for May 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Sherwood High School.