Paula Radich Named Beaverton Superintendent

Paula Radich, Class of 1969, Marylhurst UniversityPaula Radich ’69, Oregon Superintendent of the Year in 2010, was named interim superintendent of Beaverton School District in June 2016.

Paula Radich is a seasoned education administrator who most recently served as the Salem-Keizer School District interim superintendent in 2014.

She starts her new position June 1, replacing Supt. Jeff Rose who is departing to be superintendent of a school district in Georgia.

Radich was Newberg’s superintendent from 1999-2012, leading efforts to improve student achievement and strengthen relationships with employee groups and community members, a Beaverton district news release says. She was named superintendent of the year during her Newberg tenure.

During her time with the Salem-Keizer School District, Radich assisted with boundary adjustments, worked on the district’s strategic plan and budgeting process. She also helped launch the Marion-Polk County Early Learning Hub and Willamette Promise which, the news release says, “provide innovative learning opportunities for students.”

Her experience with boundary adjustments could come in handy as the Beaverton district continues to grapple with the controversial issue of creating new boundaries to accommodate the addition of a sixth high school scheduled to open with the 2017-18 school year.

This news item is an excerpt from an article by Allan Brettman published in The Oregonian May 23, 2016. » Read the full article on

Paula Radich earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marylhurst University in 1969. She majored in language arts with a minor in elementary education.

2017-03-30T01:04:43+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Alumni, Education|