June 15, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New director selected for the Center for Advanced Learning
The Board of Directors for the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) announced today that Carol Egan has been selected to become CAL’s next director. Egan is currently principal of Athey Creek Middle School in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. Egan will replace Andie Webb, who is leaving CAL at the end of the school year.
“Carol Egan is uniquely qualified to advance the mission of this unique charter school which brings together three school districts, a community college, and area business partners,” said Gresham-Barlow School District Superintendent Jim Schlachter, who serves on the CAL Board of Directors. “She has served as a school leader in a variety of settings, and has an entrepreneurial spirit which is a perfect fit for the innovative, interactive learning program at CAL.”
“CAL has what it takes to offer students not only access to high quality, real world, on-the-job applications of their learning, it also brings college from dream to tangible reality,” said Carol Egan. “I am honored to serve the school in its next phase of innovative and inspiring initiatives for our community’s students.”
Egan has seven years of administrative experience. Before being named principal of Athey Creek Middle School, Egan served as the director of curriculum and instruction for the Bellingham School District in Washington State. Prior to that, she worked as an assistant principal at Ockley Green Middle School in Portland. Before joining the administrative ranks, Egan worked for five years as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Portland Public Schools and supported over 125 music, art, drama, moving image, and dance teachers. Prior to that she was a visual arts teacher in K-12 settings for 11 years.
The Center for Advanced Learning opened in 2002 and serves 11th and 12th grade students from three area school districts–Centennial, Gresham-Barlow, and Reynolds. Students at the school take advanced courses in four fields: digital media & design, networking & programming, medical/dental sciences, and engineering/manufacturing. The school has numerous business partners including The Boeing Company, Microchip, and Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.