Administrators from Beaverton School District will fill open positions at local junior highs

Lake Oswego School District announced Wednesday that it has filled the open assistant principal slots at its two junior high schools.

KNAPPJennie Knapp, who has been with the Beaverton School District since 2002, will be Lakeridge Junior High’s assistant principal. This winter, she went from fifth-grade teacher to vice principal at Bonny Slope Elementary School.

Jeff Giberson, who has been the student supervisor at Westview High in the Beaverton School District for two years, will become assistant principal at Lake Oswego Junior High School. Giberson, who spent five years as the student supervisor at Barnes Elementary, launched his career as an eighth-grade teacher at Stoller Middle School, which is also in Beaverton.

Giberson, who joined the Beaverton district in 2004, will replace Desiree Fisher, who left her role at LOJ to become an assistant principal at Lakeridge High School. Knapp replaces Alix Pickett, who vacated her position at Lakeridge Junior High to serve as principal of Hallinan Elementary.

Both Giberson and Knapp will begin their new jobs July 1.

GIBERSON“I am thrilled to accept the position of assistant principal at Lakeridge Junior High School,” said Knapp, who earned her bachelor’s in water resource management from Syracuse University, a master’s in teaching from Lewis & Clark College and is working on an education specialist degree from Lewis & Clark.

“Lake Oswego has a reputation as one of the best school districts in the country,” she said. “The district’s commitment to developing lifelong learners and global citizens who think critically and are prepared to positively impact the community aligns well with my personal values.”

Giberson earned his bachelor’s in theater from New York University, a master’s in teaching from George Fox University and an administrative license from Portland State University. He said he is excited to return to his middle-school roots.

“Lake Oswego is an outstanding district, and I’m so pleased to be joining¬†the leadership team,” he said.

Knapp said that her current school has similar demographics to the one she will be joining this summer, and that she enjoys building relationships with families who have high expectations for their children.

“I am excited to move back to the middle-school level where I developed my passion for education, and I am confident that my experiences as an assistant principal, (teacher on special assignment) and teacher-leader have prepared me to be a good fit here,” she said.¬†“I am looking forward to getting to know all the staff and families soon.”

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