Grow Your Own Graduates

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David Douglas, we were delighted to have two GYO paraprofessionals graduated over the 2020 Winter Break. Eleasha Tryon and Alex Vu have completed their requirements to become licensed educators in the David Douglas SD, with the help of the GYO program.

In direct alignment with the DDSD Strategic and Equity Plan, we have prioritized our efforts to recruit, hire, support, retain, and continuously develop a workforce that is racially diverse and culturally responsive across all employee groups (administrative, certified, and classified personnel) as we continue to meet the needs of our students. 

View the DDSD Equity Plan here

For more information on becoming a licensed educator and to see if you qualify for the GYO program, please email Taye Spears at lashawanta_spears@ddsd40.org or call 503 252-2900 ext 8167.

Photos of graduates with their names (Eleasha Tryon and Alex Vu) with Grow Your Own logo with the words we see you and a tree with hands