Jeffco Chief Academic Officer to become Oregon superintendent

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At the end of June, Jeffco’s chief academic officer, Heather Beck, will leave the district to become the new superintendent for the Lake Oswego School District in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Beck will succeed William A. Korach as the district’s superintendent bringing several academic and leadership qualities to the district. She was unanimously chosen by the Lake Oswego School Board among a variety of candidates for her experience, qualifications, and creative leadership shown throughout her career.

”I am tickled pink about my new position at the Lake Oswego School District and am very much looking forward to meeting the community, the staff, teachers, students and seeing what we can get to work on,” Beck said.

Beck, who always wanted to be a superintendent, is leaving the district to pursue that opportunity and to be closer to family.

”The position was really appealling because its closer to my sisters,” she said. ”The opportunity to be a superintendent I really appreciate as it’s always been a career goal of mine, but I am really going to miss Jeffco.”

Korach will retire at the end of June after serving the Lake Oswego School District for 27 years.