Nicole Hendricks - Assistant Principal at Crescent Valley
The District has filled the open administrator position at Crescent Valley High School with the hiring of Nicole Hendricks as Assistant Principal. Nicole will begin her new role on July 1, 2019. She will fill the vacancy left by Nikki McFarland, who will transition to an administrator position in the District’s Teaching and Learning Department.
Nicole brings more than twenty years of experience to her role at Crescent Valley. She has worked as a high school special education classroom teacher, Special Education Department Chair at the middle school level, and as a high school vice principal. She is currently the vice principal at Knight Junior High, located in southern California. Nicole has extensive leadership experience including developing master schedules, serving as a teacher mentor to beginning teachers, and providing site and district level professional development trainings for special education teachers and classified staff. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Master of Arts in Education from Cal State University Bakersfield. With her background in inclusive practices, AVID, and collaborative project teams, Nicole will be a tremendous asset to Crescent Valley High School and the district.
Athletic Director Transitions
Bob Holt and Craig Ellingson will be retiring from their positions as CHS and CVHS athletic directors at the end of this year. Our athletic directors play a key role in the life of our high school communities, from setting up athletic fields and courts to coordinating a multitude of coaches and schedules, the work of an AD is in constant motion. Our district has been abundantly fortunate to have such dedicated athletic directors. Bob has served as CHS AD for more than two decades and Craig has served as CVHS AD for more than a decade and started working at CVHS in 1977. Both Craig and Bob are beloved and respected leaders in our district. “Craig is a fixture in the Raider community. When people think of CV, they think of Craig Ellingson,” according to Aaron McKee. Matt Boring shared that, “Bob is the most humble and hardworking servant leader that I have encountered in my 30 years working in high schools.” Their decades of commitment to our students and connectivity to the community will leave a lasting legacy in our district.
With these retirements, comes a transition to new AD leadership at each school. Superintendent Noss announced the hiring of Assistant Principal/Athletic Directors for Corvallis High School and Crescent Valley High School. Salvador Munoz and Mark Henderson who will be joining the district effective July 1, 2019.
Salvador Munoz - Athletic Director/Assistant Principal at Corvallis High
Salvador Munoz has been hired as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director for Corvallis High School. Salvador comes to us from Salem-Keizer Public Schools where he has worked as a Spanish teacher at the high school and middle school levels since 2007 and as a high school Behavior Specialist since 2017. He also is currently an Assistant Coach for the Willamette University Men’s Soccer team and has coached at the high school level including soccer, track, golf, and basketball. Salvador has extensive experience in behavior support strategies to ensure all students have the tools they need to be successful. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Education and a Master of Education with an ESOL focus (English for Speakers of Other Languages) from Oregon State University.
Mark Henderson - Athletic Director/Assistant Principal at Crescent Valley
Mark Henderson has been hired as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director for Crescent Valley High School. Mark comes to our district from Monroe, Washington where he has worked as Principal, Dean of Students and Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at the high school level since 2008. He is currently the Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Monroe High School. Mark has coached at the high school level including Fastpitch and football. He was a high school math teacher for 14+ years and has worked as a building administrator for more than a decade. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from City University in Bellevue, Washington.