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10000 N. Burr Ave. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6262 | Fax: (503) 916-2627

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Dear George Middle School Community:

I am pleased to announce that Lavert Robertson, currently principal at Cesar Chavez K-8, will become principal at George Middle School, succeeding Ben Keefer, who will take on another leadership role in the district.

Mr. Robertson started his education career in 2000 as a teacher at King School before going to Whitaker Middle School as an assistant principal. In 2005, he was recruited by the Champagne, Illinois school district to serve as a high school vice principal. In 2007, he returned to PPS as administrator of the Arts and Technology Academy at Jefferson High School, followed by vice principal at Franklin High School. He became principal at Chavez in 2012.

Mr. Robertson describes his leadership style as collaborative, transparent and “from the soul.” He keeps students at the front of his mind when making decisions and leads with a sense of humility and purpose. “I’m not afraid to roll up my sleeves and do the hard work,” he says. He looks to promote others and bring opportunities and access to students, especially those who are struggling and those who need acceleration.

At Chavez, Mr. Robertson and the Chavez team brought an advanced math course option to 7th and 8th graders ready to learn algebra; offered parenting, literacy and English language development courses to parents; secured grants to upgrade the school’s technology lab, and landed a partnership with BRAVO Youth Orchestra that this fall will provide the opportunity for Chavez students to learn to play and perform classical music.

Mr. Robertson is excited about coming to George to meet the students, families and staff and to build on the excellent work of Principal Keefer. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Robertson to George Middle School and in thanking Principal Keefer for his outstanding service.

Carole Smith




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Portland, 97227


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May Highlights

 Slam Poetry

by Stephanie Enriquez

Slam poetry is when people read their poems without music about their life, their experiences or problems they feel should be expressed. Our slam poetry event on May 20, 2015 was a total success. There were very deep poems like Raul’s poem,he talked about his family in his poem. His poem was about all the injustice that he went through. Afterwards a professional poet complemented his poem. The students poets were Delaina, Raul, Ihe, Jesus, Chloe, Reyjon, Isabelle, Lorashia, Alasinae.



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PPS News

New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


Board adopts 2015-16 budget adding staff, supports to schools

June 24, 2015

The Portland School Board on June 23 adopted a $579 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that adds staff and supports to schools. 


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