New Principal of Ninety-One School Is ‘Student-Centered Leader’

Ninety-One School will host a meet-and-greet event Thursday to introduce new principal Joanna Tobin. Tobin is replacing Skyler Rodolph, who announced last month he was stepping down due to health considerations.

Joanna Tobin.

The event will be at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Ninety-One School cafeteria. Students are welcome to attend.

Before Tobin’s hiring, the Canby School District held a series of community surveys, which Superintendent Aaron Downs said revealed several key themes: a leader who understands the unique “family” that is the Ninety-One community, someone who puts students first, and a principal who is qualified to lead a rural K-8 school.

In Tobin, Downs and the district believe they found the perfect leader for the unique Hubbard-area school.

“Ms. Tobin possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully lead in your community,” Downs said. “She is a student-centered leader, focused on equitable outcomes for all students, who has significant experience as a K-8 principal and an instructional leader.”

Tobin began her career in the North Clackamas School District, serving as a teacher, counselor, and assistant principal. While in the St. Helens School District, she was an assistant high school principal focused on curriculum and instruction, a middle and elementary school principal, and served as a director of the English Learners program.

Most recently, Tobin worked in the Riverdale School District, serving as a K-8 principal for seven years. In her time there, she was also the director of curriculum — and interim superintendent at the request of the school board.

“It’s an honor to join the Canby School District and the Ninety-One School community,” Tobin said. “I look forward to the teamwork ahead in this thriving educational community and to achieving even stronger academic outcomes for students.”

Tobin earned her master’s degree in education in school counseling from Lewis and Clark College. She also completed her administrative licensure program there. She attended Linfield College for her undergraduate studies. She lives in Sherwood with her family.

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