• June 2020

    Staff celebrations



    Jeff Schroeder-Sam Barlow High School

    The Oregon Thespians, a chapter of the International Thespian Society named Sam Barlow High School Theatre Director Jeff Schroeder the 2020 recipient of the Rex Rabold Memorial Award. Schroeder was nominated by numerous students, parents and community members for his tremendous work in building the theatre program at Barlow into a state and nationally distinguished program in only 6 years and for being a positive, caring and life-changing teacher to many students.






    Olivia Green-Gresham High School

    The Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) recognized Gresham High School math teacher Olivia Green for being an outstanding contributor to the mathematics community of Oregon. Green was named OCTM’s Area Recognition recipient for Multnomah County. The organization stated that Green has bolstered the mathematics community by working tirelessly as a leader of her department guiding them in creating common assessments and focusing on standards-based learning and proficiency-based assessing. 






    Tom Johnson-Sam Barlow High School

    During the 2020 season, Sam Barlow High School varsity basketball coach Tom Johnson earned his 600th win as a head coach, won the Mount Hood Conference title, was the Mt. Hood Conference Coach of the year, led his team to the Elite 8 in the state playoffs before their season was cut short, and was recognized as the 2020 Oregon State 6A Coach of the Year. We are very proud of TJ for his committed service to our students, SBHS, and the Gresham community.