Superintendent Cordie

Dr. Heather Cordie became the Superintendent of the Sherwood School District in July 2010.  Before
coming to Sherwood, she was the Assistant Superintendent of the Redmond School District from 2007-2010, and an administrator in Eastern Oregon prior to moving to Central Oregon.  Heather was born and raised on a century wheat farm in Eastern Oregon. 

Superintendent Cordie earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from George Fox University; she has her administrative licensure from Lewis & Clark College, an M.S. in Education from Eastern Oregon University and a B.S. in Education, with endorsements in Business and Reading, from Eastern Oregon University.

While Heather’s senior year in college was spent at Eastern Oregon University, the majority of her undergraduate studies occurred at Oregon State University where she played the tenor saxophone in the OSU Marching and Symphonic Bands.

“I am passionate about creating and supporting a system of alignment within our district in which our goals are realistic and measurable, with a focus on an environment of professional growth for our staff and individual student growth for every student in our care. My efforts are all geared toward making the very best decisions with students at the very center of all of our decision-making processes.  It is an honor and a delight to serve as Superintendent of the Sherwood School District.”  

-  Superintendent Heather Cordie 

Heather began her career in education as a high school business teacher and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) advisor.  Because of her strong musical background, she served in the role of elementary music teacher for one year immediately upon receiving her teaching credentials.

Heather has served as a member of the board for the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce and the Sherwood YMCA Board of Directors, fostering strong relationships with community stakeholders and enhancing partnerships with local government and business leaders.  She currently serves as a governor-appointed member of the Oregon Educators Benefit Board, a collaborative program comprised of districts, members, carriers and providers that reviews, evaluates and supports benefit programs to ensure value, choice and quality of services for its members.  Passionate about mentoring others, she enjoys serving as an adjunct instructor in Lewis & Clark College's administrative program.

Heather’s husband, Tony, is a Captain in the Clackamas Fire District, her son Zack recently graduated from OSU, and her youngest son, Tanner, is currently in college.