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JSD 14J Upcoming Meetings - 03/14/19

Jefferson School Board of Directors 

Special Meeting

Monday, March 18, 5:30 PM

Policy Meeting

Monday March 18, 2019 4:00 PM

Location for both: Jefferson School District Board Room

JSD 14J School Board 3/4/19 Executive Session - 02/28/19

The Jefferson School District Board of Dirtectors will hold an Excutive Session Meeting on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:00 AM.  

Jefferson School Board names finalists for district's next superintendent - 02/25/19



The Superintendent Finalist Forum will continue tonight from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the board room. All community and staff members of the Jefferson School District 14J are invited to attend for a chance to talk to and ask questions of the superintendent finalist.


Jefferson School Board names finalists for district's next superintendent

After completing an extensive multi-state search, the Jefferson School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that four finalists have been selected for further consideration to be the next Superintendent of Schools with a term beginning July 1, 2019. The finalists were selected from a field of 24 applicants. The board and a screening committee of 14 administrators, staff and community members thoroughly reviewed the applications and the board has conducted initial interviews with several candidates. The four selected finalists are:

Brad Capener: Mr. Capener is currently the interim superintendent for the Jefferson School District. Previously he was the K-12 director of Special Programs in the Salem-Keizer School District for seven years. Prior to working in the Salem-Keizer School District Mr. Capener was an educational specialist at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). He has a master’s degree from Portland State University in Education Administration.

Ryan Hawkins: Mr. Hawkins is the director of district operations in Nyssa. He has worked for the Nyssa School District since 2016. Mr. Hawkins also worked in the Sumner (WA), Lincoln County and McMinnville school districts as a high school principal, assistant principal, and elementary/middle school teacher for a total of 12 years. Mr. Hawkins has a master’s degree from George Fox University in the area of Educational Administration. He completed his administrative licensure program at Concordia Chicago (Illinois). 

Kevin Hunking: Since July 2014, Mr. Hunking has been the superintendent of the Arlington School District. Prior to becoming a superintendent, he worked for the Multnomah Education Service District for six years as the program coordinator for Special Education Mr. Hunking has a master’s degree in Education from Oregon State University. He completed his administrative licensure program at the University of Phoenix (AZ).

Dawn Moorefield : Ms. Moorefield currently works in the Cascade School District where she is the assistant  superintendent in charge of human resources and instructional services. Previously she was the principal of Cloverdale and Turner elementary schools in the same school district. Ms. Moorefield has worked for the Cascade School District since 1997. Ms. Moorefield has a master’s degree from Oregon University in Educational Management and Policy. She completed her administrative licensure program at Portland State University.

The school board will begin background checks for the finalists over the next few weeks. The checks will include telephone reference checks, site visits and licensure investigation.  After the background checks are completed the school board will invite each finalist for a "day in the district” on Monday, February 25, 2019. At that time district staff and members of the community will have an opportunity to meet the candidates. The staff/community forum will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Jefferson School Board Room located  behind the district offices.


Attached Media Files: Finalist
JSD 14J Budget Committee Vacancy - 02/19/19

Budget Committee Vacancy

Applications are being accepted for two openings on the Jefferson School District Budget Committee.  If you are a qualified district voter and are interested in being considered, please contact Amber Hopkins at 541-327-3337 x 1051 or">  The individual selected will be appointed for a term of three years by the Jefferson School District Board of Directors at their regular meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2019.