Superintendent's Office

Dear Sherwood Families and Staff -- Welcome!

We start this year excited about all of the wonderful opportunities a new school year brings, proud of the accomplishments of our hard-working staff, and diligently focused on our District’s next endeavors.  

Our schools are bustling with an overall increase in attendance, up 94 students from last year’s enrollment. The growth is exciting and with it comes conversations and opportunities regarding enrollment and capacity. Our Board of Directors and administrators are engaged in ongoing discussions related specifically to capacity challenges across the District and as those conversations ensue, you will have opportunities to weigh-in along the way.

During the 2014-15 school year, all Sherwood schools showed high levels of achievement and continued growth.  Our teachers, classified staff and administrators deserve great praise for maintaining strong student achievement during the transition to Oregon’s college- and career-ready standards.  

While we are very proud of the success of our students, we strive for continuous improvement.  Bringing focus to our work has proven successful for Sherwood Schools and the implementation of a strategic plan is the next logical step in that process.  

Recognizing the need to identify specific goals for our District that all staff can connect to and will collaborate toward in our service to students and the community, we began the development of a strategic plan in Fall 2014 that will guide our work as we move forward. The strategic plan will align our efforts throughout all District departments and we have found it is already bringing increased focus to our schools and creating positive impacts that we will be very excited to share with you throughout the year.

Our focus areas in the strategic plan for 2015-16 will be centered on three main goals, each with several measurable objectives within them: ensure positive student outcomes; build a positive culture; and ensure efficient and effective operations.  To successfully implement these initiatives, not only have we strategically allocated financial resources in targeted areas, but we have taken steps to also align our School Improvement Plans, district- and building-level professional development, and the individual goals identified by teachers and administrators.

As I enter my sixth year as your Superintendent, I continue to be so thankful for the opportunity to serve in a community that places such a high value on our children’s education and growth.

All the best,

Heather Cordie

Follow me on Twitter: