Press Release - Middle School Principal

Press Release - Principal
Posted on 04/21/2017

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Ben Hargrave will be the new principal at Estacada Middle School effective July 1, 2017.

Having earned his Bachelor’s of Art degree from Dickinson College in Spanish and anticipated Master’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in Educational Administration, Mr. Hargrave began his teaching career right here in the Estacada School District in 2009 and speaks fluent Spanish.  Mr. Hargrave has served as an ELD and Spanish teacher at Estacada Middle School for three years, as well as at Estacada High School for four years. Mr. Hargrave is currently serving as a Teacher on Special Assignment serving as the Dean of Students for Estacada High School.  

Mr. Hargrave’s leadership experience in the Estacada School District has strengthened his qualifications and experiences in understanding the complex systems that are required to support our students and schools. Mr. Hargrave places intentional focus on improving test scores, student outcomes and building strong relationships with families, students, and key stakeholders.

Mr. Hargrave grew up in Oregon and attended school in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He and his wife, Nikki, live in Gladstone and enjoy training for marathons and DIY home projects. They are also huge Trail Blazer fans and are very active in their community.   

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Hargrave to the Estacada Middle School Principalship as he transitions to this administrative position beginning July 1, 2017.


Marla Stephenson      Ryan Carpenter
endent                     Interim Superintendent 17/18