Pride Month

The David Douglas School District recognizes June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month! We stand with and support, appreciate and honor our LGBTQ+ students, families, and staff. On June 19, the David Douglas School Board read a proclamation that concludes: “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the David Douglas School Board of Directors strongly encourages…

Meet the New Elementary Principals

The David Douglas School District is excited to announce the selection of new principals to lead three of our elementary schools beginning with the 2021-22 school year. Beginning July 1, Shannon Deems will lead Gilbert Heights Elementary, Matt Soule will lead Cherry Park Elementary, and Holly Wilkes will lead Lincoln Park Elementary.…

Grow Your Own Logo (those words with "We see you" and a tree with hands); empty classroom background image

Grow Your Own

The David Douglas School District is among the most broadly diverse in Oregon. We are 64% students of color, including Latinx, Asian, Black, Indigenous and students who identify as multi-racial. They speak dozens of different languages from across the world.  Diversity is arguably our greatest strength as a school district. But when…

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Kate Barker 2021 Principal of the Year

Cherry Park Elementary Principal Kate Barker has been named a National Distinguished Principal, which makes her Oregon’s 2021 Elementary Principal of the Year. Craig Hawkins, Executive Director of the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), made the surprise announcement April 13 during a virtual and tear-filled meeting of David Douglas elementary principals.…

2021 CODE Teacher Leaders

David Douglas School District launched the Cadre of Distinguished Educators (CODE) in 2014. The program offers educators from every building and program the opportunity to engage in leadership in a variety of formats and structures. The CODE group of educators seek to elevate the practice of teaching and learning in our District.…

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DDSD Strategic Plan 2021-26

The David Douglas School Board has adopted a new strategic plan that will guide the District’s work over the next five years. The David Douglas Strategic Plan articulates our guiding principles and establishes and defines four focus areas that the District will prioritize through 2026. The District spent the last year engaging…

Women's History Month March 15-19

Celebrating Women’s History Month: March 15-19

March is Women’s History Month! David Douglas students and staff are recognizing and uplifting historical and contemporary women in our community and around the world. We seek to expand our current understanding of history, widening our lens to an intersectional, global perspective. Each week in March we will be sharing a presentation created…

Women's History Month March 8-12

Celebrating Women’s History Month: March 8-12

March is Women’s History Month! David Douglas students and staff are recognizing and uplifting historical and contemporary women in our community and around the world. We seek to expand our current understanding of history, widening our lens to an intersectional, global perspective. Each week in March we will be sharing a presentation created…

Classified Employee Week

The first week of March each year reminds us how grateful the David Douglas School District, our families and our students are for our amazing classified employees. March 1-5 is Classified Employee Week, and this year we have even more reason for gratitude. This has been an extremely difficult year for everybody,…

Women's History Month March 1-5

Celebrating Women’s History Month: March 1-5

March is Women’s History Month! David Douglas students and staff are recognizing and uplifting historical and contemporary women in our community and around the world. We seek to expand our current understanding of history, widening our lens to an intersectional, global perspective. Each week in March we will be sharing a presentation created…