District Hires Executive Director of Operations

District Hires Executive Director of Operations
Posted on 03/14/2019
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March 14, 2019 


CONTACT: Maggie Kelly 

Communications Coordinator 

Estacada School District 

503-630-6871 x 2911 

Press Release - Executive Director of Operations Hired 

ESTACADA, Or.— March 14, 2019 

The District is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Waer has been selected as the new Executive Director of Operations effective April 8, 2019. Michael was selected out of a talented pool of candidates by a diverse committee encompassing nutrition services, facilities, transportation, and school building administrative staff. 

Before starting his career in the non-profit sector, Michael earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health and Health Studies at Portland State University. His professional background includes working for Head Start for the last 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for the Boys & Girls Club of the Portland Metro Area, where he organized sports leagues, outdoor camps, and other adventure activities. His focus for the last 8 years has been ensuring quality services are provided to over 700 families in Clackamas County as the Operations Director. He has lead multiple capital campaign projects to improve operations and services, in addition to creating a safe and friendly environment for all families. He has also addressed food insecurity in the County, through a food pantry and free food market project. 

Waer looks forward to working in the Estacada community, and says that “I am committed to serving my community to the best of my ability so that our students and staff will be successful. I believe that this role will be a vital piece to the accomplishments of the Estacada School District. I am dedicated to building strong partnerships to make a sustainable impact in the community and establishing a best practice approach within the District, so that together we can accomplish our mission. I am excited to be a part of the Estacada community and look forward to building success every day. “ 

Superintendent Carpenter states that he is “pleased with the hiring process that allowed us to select a candidate that fits our district culture while also demonstrating visionary leadership that will move our operations team to the next level.” 

Waer will join the Estacada School District team on Monday, April 8th. Please join us in welcoming Michael Waer to the Estacada community. 

ABOUT ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT – The Estacada School District’s mission is to equip every student with the skills necessary to be competent, resourceful and successful. For more information, contact: Maggie Kelly at 

503-630-6871 x2911.