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jen i fer ha li ski




Retired from the Bethel School District

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Eugene, Oregon


I have spent 40+ years in PK-8 education in Oregon as a teacher and principal. I began my teaching career in PreK and spent 22 years in the classroom, as a kindergarten teacher and Title I Reading Specialist. I still have a special place in my heart for early childhood. As principal, I served Blossom Gulch Elementary in Coos Bay and Prairie Mountain K-8 in the Bethel School District. I currently serve as an adjunct professor with the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators Principal Licensure Program and as a leadership coach with the Oregon Rural Schools Network. I am a systems thinker, one who is deeply committed to equity and equitable outcomes for all students.  My strengths are in coaching leaders, professional learning that is aligned and differentiated, and foundational reading.  My undergraduate degree is from Colorado College and I earned a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon in 2003. In 2014, I studied at the Principal’s Center at Harvard, fulfilling a lifelong dream to study at Harvard University.

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