Some big changes are in store for the Canby High School leadership team, as the school district on Tuesday afternoon announced a new associate principal and athletic director.
But it started with an ending, as Associate Principal Kimie Carroll announced plans to end her 17-year career at Canby High School at the end of the academic year.
Carroll, who was named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators in 2017, has been credited with creating an after-school support program for struggling freshmen, developing the school’s iPad program and cultivating partnerships with community colleges and local organizations — among many other achievements.
Both “new” faces on the administrative team will be familiar to students and families. Current Associate Principal and Athletic Director Ben Winegar will shift into Carroll’s position to focus on instructional leadership.
Previously a science and physics teacher at CHS, Winegar had served in the role since being named interim athletic director to replace Mark Martens in 2018.
“I want to express deep gratitude to Kimie as she moves on to her next step, and to Ben for his athletic leadership,” Canby High School Principal Cari Sloan said in the announcement.
Replacing Winegar as AD will be Canby High School’s Jeremy Ensrud, who has been a science teacher and the school’s varsity wrestling coach for 17 years.
“We had an excellent pool of candidates, and through our interview process involving staff and students, Jeremy rose to the top,” Sloan said. “His care for our CHS community, vision for our athletic department and school, and experiences make him the right candidate for this important position.”
Ensrud holds a science degree and a master’s in educational leadership. He coached wrestling at the University of Oregon for eight years before coming to Canby, and he has been honored with awards for his coaching positions.
He has also taken on a number of leadership roles training other educators and said he’s looking forward to this next endeavor.
“I am excited to take on a new role at Canby High School,” Ensrud said. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the admin team, and to continue to build the legacy of Canby athletics.”
Ensrud will officially start his new role on July 1.
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