Jennifer Still has been hired as interim principal at Jefferson Elementary taking effect July 1. She will fill the vacancy left by Melissa Harder who was selected to serve as Assistant Superintendent.
Jennifer began her career in public education as a Behavior Consultant for the Linn Benton Education Service District in 2012. Since that time, she has worked as a School Counselor at Pioneer School (K-8) in Lebanon and at Linus Pauling Middle School from 2014-17. She is currently the District’s behavior consultant serving students K-12 who have difficulties accessing their education. Her central focus has been to provide teachers with information and insights about their students in order to support teacher/student relationships and promote learning.
Her leadership experience includes creating a more equitable system to address chronic absenteeism and promote regular school attendance and collaborating with administrators, counselors and teachers to create support plans for students. In her current role, she works with the Educational Service District and the Oregon Department of Education to align the District with statewide initiatives and best practices to promote regular attendance and impact graduation rates.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters in School Counseling from Oregon State University. She also holds a Preliminary Administrator License from Lewis and Clark College.
Jennifer has a long-term connection with the Jefferson community as a parent and educator. Colleagues describe her as a collaborative problem solver with an ability to connect people to resources and to each other. She has a passion for improving systems of support for students and addressing challenges immediately, holistically, and with collaboration.