Ted Zehr

With over 12 years of experience as a high school principal in schools ranging from 1,000 to 1,800 students, coupled with two years as the Executive Director of Secondary Schools in the Hillsboro School District, Ted Zehr brings a wealth of leadership expertise to the education sector. Following retirement, he continued his dedication to education by serving as an interim middle school principal and assisting a small district in establishing an online school to meet the needs of students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, Ted supported Oregon’s largest school district as an interim senior area director, further demonstrating his commitment to fostering academic excellence at all levels. Throughout his career, Ted has been deeply involved in teacher training and development, serving as an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark College and as an AVID Staff Developer and District Director for the Hillsboro School District.

Based in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, Ted has dedicated himself to enhancing student achievement through distributive leadership and a focus on school identity and readiness. His hope for the community is to empower school leaders to recognize and leverage their impact on student success, making the challenging work of education both meaningful and rewarding.