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Linda White is Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year

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McLoughlin Middle School Principal Linda White is surprised at an all school assembly with her award of Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year

April 25, 2017

McLoughlin Middle School Principal Linda White has been named Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year 2017 by the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) and Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA).

Under White’s leadership at McLoughlin, more students are meeting or exceeding state standards in all subject areas and more students are regularly attending school.

“Linda White is an outstanding selection for the OASSA Middle School Principal of the Year,” said Clint Raever, OASSA President.  “Linda’s innovative and collaborative leadership has created a culture of inclusivity, high expectations and achievement at McLoughlin Middle School.  The work of Linda, and her staff, have created programs and systems to close the achievement gap and insure that all students have the support they need to succeed.  Linda’s infectious energy inspires her staff to take risks and continually improve their practice.”

White is in her fourth year at McLoughlin Middle School, seventh as an administrator with the Medford School District, and previously taught math in the Medford School District.

"Linda White understands what it takes, not just to improve student achievement, but to build community and inspire staff to achieve," said Chief Academic Officer Michelle Zundel. "She is outrageously positive and creative in her demeanor."

White will represent the Medford School District and the state as Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year at a number of speaking engagements and events this year.