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On July 5, 2019, the Brookings-Harbor School District Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Superintendent Sean Gallagher, who served the district since 2015. The board has begun the process to initiate a search for an interim superintendent utilizing the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) and other outside resources. For more information, see the position description, application, timeline and more on the OSBA website.
Alan Nidiffer
BHSD17 School Board Chairman
2019-2020 Interim Superintendent Search Screening Committee 
Alan Nidiffer (Board Chair)
Jay Trost (Vice Chair)
Katherine Johnson (Board Member)
Janell Howard (Board Member)  
Janece Payne (Board Member)
Helena Chirinian (Elementary Principal)
Nicole Medrano (Middle School Principal)
Deanne Varitek (High School Principal)
Dede Corpening (Board Secretary)
Jerod Nunn (Director of Fiscal Services)
Angela Crum (Director of Special Programs)
Ken Olsen (Elementary Teacher)
Kelly Garvin (High School Teacher)
Dane Tippman (BHEA President)
Robyn Hanneman (Middle School Secretary)
Chris Wallace (Parent)
Nathaniel Barnard (Recent Graduate and Budget Committee Member) 

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  • 108 graduates in Class of 2018 Our district has increased the graduation rate from the 60th percentile to more than 80th percentile in recent years, above the state average. We work to keep our students on track to graduate at all grades levels and have intervention programs to help students who fall behind.
  • 3 types of professional certificates offered BHHS students can earn an Allied Health Certificate in partnership with SWOCC, CompTIA Professional Information Technology certificates, and numerous Graphic and Digital Media Art professional software certificates. We've also re-added numerous CTE courses, such as welding and construction trades in recent years to provide more "hands-on" vocational training opportunities.
  • 1,717 dual credits earned in 2017-18 Last year, 184 of our students completed college credits through high school classes. Southern Oregon University (SOU), Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and South Western Oregon Community College (SOCC) to provide these dual credit opportunities.
  • $4.5 Million in Seismic Safety Upgrades Our district earned three $1.5 million in grants from Business Oregon to retrofit the elementary, middle and high school for safety in the event of a major earthquake. Kalmiopsis Elementary and Azalea Middle School are complete. Brookings-Harbor High School is slated for construction as soon as summer 2019.