Brookings-Harbor School District chooses
as next Superintendent
Friday April 10
The Brookings-Harbor School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce Sean D. Gallagher has been selected to be the district's Superintendent beginning July 1, 2015. Gallagher and the Board have reached a tentative agreement which will be finalized at a public meeting in the near future The term of Interim Superintendent Lee Bush ends on June 30, 2015.
The Board, along with a screening committee of staff and community members, reviewed 25 candidate applications and conducted initial interviews with several candidates. After the initial interviews, the field was narrowed down to 4 candidates whose backgrounds were thoroughly checked. They were invited to the district to spend time touring the district and meeting the staff and students. During their visit, the Board also conducted a second round of interview with each of the four finalists.
"As a Board, we were pleased with both the number of applications that we received and quality of the candidates for our Superintendent position," Board Chair Raleigh commented.
For the last 8 years, Gallagher has been Superintendent for the Lake County School District in Lakeview, Oregon with 769 students. Before taking the superintendent position in Lakeview, he was a high school pricipal at Hermistion HS for 4 years and Madras HS for 3 years, both in Oregon.
He taught as a math teacher for 10 Years and worked for 3 years as a district technology coordinator. Gallagher also taught at Blue Mountain Community College as an adjunct math/computer instructor for 7 years. While teaching Math and Computers at Stanfield HS in Stanfield, Oregon, he received the Tandy Technology Scholars Outstanding Teacher Award.
Gallagher has a Master of Science in Math Education from Oregon State University, a Bachelor of Science in Math Education from Western Oregon University and an Associates of Engineering in both Computer Systems Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology from Oregon Institute of Technology. He served as Vice-Chair of the Treasure Valley Community College (Lakeview Board) for 4 years and currently is serving as Vice-Chair of the Klamath Community College (Lake County Board), Board Member for Oregon Small Schools Association and and Zone Director for Oregon Association of School Executives. On a personal note, Gallagher is a performing musician and works hard to maintain strong fine arts opportunities for students. In his leisure time, he enjoys participationg in a variety of outdoor activities.
"I believe all students can learn regardless of their background, ethnicity, or socio economic status and we must be passionate about the delivery of education to them," Gallagher said. "Everything we do as educators must center on the best interest of students." He continued, "I'm very excited about the opportunity to be Brookings-Harbor's next superintendnet and look forward to matching my personal and professional experiences wirh a dedicated staff and community. Together we can make a real difference in the lives of our students."