Superintendent Report
July 10, 2019
Photo of Superintendent Cynda Rickert
July is a new beginning this year for the Board of Directors as one board member, Mrs. Dianne Mihocko, returns to the board to take the Oath of Office for the second time, two members who are still in their first term, and two board members who are in their second term.  As reflected in today’s agenda for the Board Work Session there is an opportunity for much training and team building to be done in order for the Board of Directors to do their important work at a high level. Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) states that the work the Board performs and the manner in which they perform their work either helps or hurts the District’s efforts to increase student learning. 

The Eagle Point School District has been on a twelve year journey of increasing student success with continuous markers along the way affirming significant progress. The foundation for all the work in the District is the Four Characteristics of Improved School Districts: 1. effective leadership 2. quality teaching and learning 3. support for system-wide improvement 4. clear and collaborative relationships. 

Reflecting on the Superintendent’s work for June 2019, through the Four Characteristics of Improved School Districts highlights were: 

  • Eagle Point High School graduation. (1,2,3,4) 
  • Conference calls with local legislators for educational updates and input on the current legislative session. (1,2,3,4) 
  • Writing letters of recommendation for previous staff and students. (1,2,3,4) 
  • Meeting with exiting local superintendents. (1,4) 
  • Welcoming new Director, Kevin Campbell. (1,2,3,4) 
  • Thursday site visitations to support teaching and learning. (1,2,3,4)
  • Meetings with past and present school board members. (1,4) 
  • Leadership/team building development. (1,3,4) 
  • Meetings with employees to wrap up the school year. (1,2,3,4) 
  • Meeting with parents and students regarding hardship transfers. (1,2,3,4)
  • Celebration of life for colleague, Tony Garino.  (1,4)
  • TRE literacy/graduation coach data review.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Level 3 grievance meeting.  (1,4)
  • Annual CLCA meeting.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Follow up calls with board candidates Cordle, Dodge, and Larson.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Follow up with Dr. Donna Hutchinson regarding ORCA.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Connections and celebrations with EPHS seniors.  (1,2,3,4)
  • End of year visit to Ms. Healy’s 4th graders in SCS.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Math training K-12.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Step-up celebrations.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Tri-annual review.  (1,2,3,4)
  • DLT retreat: learning through play.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Welcoming Oregon Agriculture Teachers Conference hosted by EPHS.  (1,4)
  • Tour of NIC Industries in White City.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Cabinet retreat.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meeting with Board members, Mrs. Lundberg and Mr. Lallo to discuss their concerns with the state mandated elementary health curriculum.  (1,2,3,4)
  • End of year employee performance evaluations. (1,2,3,4) 

 Effective performance must cross the entire organization starting with the Board of Directors. Let’s begin tonight working together to make the commitment to learn what our roles and responsibilities are as a School Board and Superintendent and then vow to do our work in a positive, productive manner, always putting what’s best for our students first. I look forward to continuing the journey together. LEADERSHIP MATTERS! 


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Cynda S. Rickert
Eagle Point School District 9 - Eagle Point
541-830-6200 (fax)