Last Thursday, March 16, 2017, staff in the Jefferson County School District 509-J received an email saying the new “Superintendent Search Committee has picked its top two candidates for the superintendent position. One is Ted Zehr and one is Ken Parshall.
Zehr served for 6 years as principal at Century High School and also as Executive Director of Secondary Schools in the Hillsboro school district.
Parshall has been the principal at Warm Springs Elementary for the past two years, previously he was principal at McKay high School in the Salem-Keizer School district as well as assistant Superintendent there.
There is a public forum to meet the finalists scheduled for April 4th. Current Superintendent Rick Molitor is stepping down at the end of the school year in June.