[esd-dir] FW: [Super] ODE announcement
Tue, 4 Mar 2003 08:44:55 -0800
Dear Colleagues -
I want you to be among the first to be aware that I will be ending my
employment with the Department of Education effective at the end of this
You have been a valuable friend and colleague in our collaborative work on
behalf of all the students in Oregon. I look forward to your contributions
for the state's children and any role I may play in the future for the sake
of children. I have appreciated and valued Susan Castillo's leadership and
vision for our public system of education and the benefits it can provide
for each and every child. She has my continued support for her work in the
years to come and my heartfelt wishes for her success.
Thank you for your friendship, partnership, and concern for children.
From: EVANS Gene [mailto:Gene.Evans@state.or.us]
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 8:40 AM
To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; 'email@example.com'
Subject: [Super] ODE announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> March 4, 2003
> Contact: Gene J. Evans, Communications Director at (503) 378-3600, ext.
> SALEM -- State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that
> she has regretfully accepted the resignation of Steve Johnson as Associate
> Superintendent of the Office of Special Education. Johnson has been with
> the Oregon Department of Education for over 6 years, and currently serves
> as the President of the National Association of State Directors of Special
> Education (NASDE).
> "I am disappointed to lose a valuable member of the Department, but I wish
> Steve all the best in his future endeavors," said Castillo. "I am pleased
> to be able to say that Steve has agreed to stay on as Associate
> Superintendent until the end of March, and we look forward to having him
> available to advise the Department as we move forward."
> Castillo announced that Bob Siewert, Interim Associate Superintendent of
> the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Field Services, would also
> serve as Interim Associate Superintendent of the Office of Special
> Education until a permanent replacement is hired through an open,
> competitive process.
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