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Interpretation and Translation

Our district is committed to providing all parents access to their student’s education, regardless of their home language. Using information provided by parents during the registration process, we identify the
most appropriate language for home communications.

Based on the number of Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian-speaking families in our district, we employ bilingual community liaisons to facilitate two-way communication and active engagement. In addition, we access telephonic language interpretation and schedule outside interpreters as needed to support families from all language backgrounds.

To the right is a list of our Spanish-speaking liaisons, their contact information, and the schools they support.

La lista a la derecha muestra los nombres, correos electrónicos y números de teléfono de los enlaces comunitarios quienes hablan Español, Ruso y Ucraniano y las escuelas que cada enlace apoya.

Our schools and district offices utilize telephonic and online interpretation in other languages. Don't hesitate to get in touch with your student's school if you need interpretation support in another language.


Multilingual Liaisons:

Araceli Arredondo (Spanish)
Sam Barlow High School,
East Orient, West Orient MS, and
Deep Creek Damascus

503-258-4875, extension 4875

Mauricio Gomez 
Gresham High School,
Springwater Trail High School, and
Adult Living Program

503-674-5500, extension 3445

Patricia Birrueta
Clear Creek, MS,
Hollydale Elementary

503-492-6700, extension 3219

Edgar Sanchez
Gordon Russell MS,
Powell Valley, Kelly Creek, and Hall
503-667-6900, extension 3169

Mariana Galicia Arroyo
Dexter McCarty MS,
West Gresham, East Gresham, and
Hogan Cedars

503-665-0148, extension 3604

Karen Galicia Arroyo 
Student Support Services


Inna Pozhar
Slavic Languages (Russian/Ukrainian)