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Dayton public schools are the heart of Dayton, Oregon.  Dayton School District is located in western Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, between McMinnville and Newberg, and serves approximately 1,000 students in a grade school, junior high, and high school.  The school district draws people into the community who want a strong educational system with a rural sense of caring and teamwork.

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The Dayton School Board is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Brian Recht as the new interim superintendent during the 2019-20 school year.

Dr. Recht has a strong track record for turning schools around and improving educational organizations. From 2016 to 2018, as the superintendent of Pinnacle Charter Schools, he provided oversight in raising student achievement levels as well as improving their struggling fiscal systems. Prior to working with these Colorado charter schools, Dr. Recht served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Albany County School District in Laramie, Wyoming, a K-12 unified school district of 15 schools with 4,000 students. He spent 12 years with the Albany school district improving community/school relationships that culminated in the passage of a much-needed bond. In 2012 Dr. Recht was a finalist for the Wyoming Superintendent of the Year award. Dr. Recht also has experience with small school districts as he spent some time as a superintendent/principal of a small K-8 school district in central California with 750 students. 

Board Chair Isaac Kearns stated, “After a thorough process led by the Oregon School Boards Association, the Dayton School Board is pleased to unanimously approve the employment of Dr. Recht.  We look forward to his arrival in mid-August.  Until his arrival, he will be working with District leadership to prepare for the upcoming school year.  Go Pirates!”

We are pleased to have Dr. Recht as our new interim superintendent and look forward to working together in this very important transitional year.

For more information, contact Isaac Kearns, Dayton School Board chairperson.

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