King School to Have New Leadership

LaDrena Rhodes, principal of King School has decided to resign at the end of this year, June 30th. Staff were informed in a meeting on Monday after school and parents will receive a letter today. King School has an ambitious agenda to make progress on its transformation to an International Baccalaureate School and to raise student achievement in the coming year. Expectations will be high to see that the next principal will be able to tap the enthusiasm for progress and willingness to collaborate amongst staff to accelerate the gains King has been making recently.

Portland Public School’s Human Resources will conduct a meeting at the school on Monday, April 19th for the King community of parents and teachers to discuss what they value about King School and what they want to see in the next principal. A survey will be distributed to guide the selection process and is on the school website:

If the position is not filled within PPS, an interview committee will include members of staff and parents at King. The expected make up is four of each. Applications will be distributed to those interested in being selected for the committee. To learn more, come to the meeting on the 19th at the school, 4906 NE 6th at 6:30. Parent, staff, and community involvement are crucial to making the best of this change.