The Brookings Harbor School Board has selected Dawn Granger, of the South Coast Education Service District, to serve as its acting superintendent.

Granger will oversee the district while the school board completes its search for a new superintendent.

“She will serve in that capacity during the short-term transition while we search for an interim superintendent,” district spokeswoman Nancy Raskauskas-Coons told The Pilot.

“The interim will hopefully be in place and serve the district from the start of this school year until next summer. By that time, we hope to have the superintendent role filled again, giving time for a comprehensive search process that includes community input.”

The educational service district often is asked to help districts during transitions, such as the Brookings Harbor district’s superintendent search, by furnishing a qualified short-term substitute school administrator.

“The school board and school staff are excited to work with Dawn,” said Raskauskas-Coons, “who has a wealth of experience, including as former superintendent in Coos Bay and as a high school principal in Corvallis …”

The board’s decision on July 17 follows the resignation July 5 of superintendent Sean Gallagher.

Neither Gallagher nor the school board have publicly discussed the reason for his resignation.

Gallagher’s salary at the time of his resignation was about $128,000.

The Oregon School Boards Association is assisting the Brookings Harbor School Board in its superintendent search.

Applications for the interim superintendent position are being accepted through July 22.


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