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Teaching and Challenging the Whole Child

7452 SW 52nd Ave. | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-6308 | Fax: (503) 916-2654

Maplewood Principal's News

June 2014 

Dear Maplewood Community,

I am pleased to announce that Jill Bailey will become principal at Maplewood, succeeding Annie Tabshy, who is moving to become principal at Grout Elementary. 

Ms. Bailey comes to Maplewood from serving as assistant principal at West Sylvan Middle School, where she has worked since July 2011. She came to Portland Public Schools from the Sherwood School District, where she worked as Director of Special Programs for seven years. Before working in Sherwood, Ms. Bailey was the Low Incidence Regional Programs Coordinator for the Northwest Regional ESD in Hillsboro for seven years. Ms. Bailey has eight years of instructional experience, teaching Language Arts in Grades 5-8 at the Oregon School of the Deaf, and two years teaching Language Arts at the Illinois State University Lab Schools. 

She believes “a true leader possesses a strong moral compass coupled with a capacity to inspire and empower others to succeed.” As an educational leader, she strives to confirm and honor teachers “who are able to balance relevance with rigor while providing access for all students.” Family engagement that involves listening to all voices is something she views as a profound tool for teaching and learning.

Ms. Bailey is looking forward to working with Maplewood’s team of committed educators, families and community members to foster student achievement.

Please join me in welcoming Jill Bailey to Maplewood School and in thanking Annie Tabshy for her service.

Carole Smith

Superintendent

TAG Summer Info

Is your child designated as TAG (Talented and Gifted)?  

If so, you may be interested in Southern Oregon Universities pre-college / summer youth programs.  

To learn more, please visit their web site at;

www.sou.edu/youth/summer

Or you can call their office at 541-552-6452.

Information About Maplewood School

Kindergarten Information - Information about PPS Kindergarten Programs, Fee for Service, and ideas for preparing your child for Kindergarten are available at their site.

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