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 Jen Stearns,  New Director of Student Achievement



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Jen Stearns, New Director of Student Achievement

Jen is passionate about education, leadership, and telling a story, which makes being the Director of Student Achievement  her perfect fit.  In addition to this role, Jen serves as the Principal of Grant Watts Elementary School where she has spent the past five years helping to shape a learning environment where kids are the focus.  In addition to her current leadership roles, Jen has been an educator for over 20 years in K-12 classrooms across multiple content areas, special education, and literacy.  Her main goal is to be a catalyst for change and a champion of innovation in education.

  • Thank you for visiting our website! The Student Achievement Team is focused on cultivating passionate lifelong learners for an ever-changing world. We see ourselves as co-pilots working to accomplish the Scappoose School District Mission Statement.


    In partnership with families and the community, Scappoose School District is dedicated to cultivating students who are leaders, communicators, thinkers, principled, and caring by: 


    Ensuring a safe, healthy, and supportive environment that promotes the emotional, social, and psychological wellness of each person

    Providing rigorous and innovative programs through high standards of teaching and learning 

    Preparing students to demonstrate leadership, self-direction, confidence, and a strong work ethic to help guarantee a sustainable future 

    Building, supporting, and retaining a caring, highly trained staff who promote creative expression and critical thinking 

    Developing cultural competence while embracing diversity for all students 

    Offering a variety of experiences and opportunities in and out of the classroom



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  • We actively listen to teachers, students, parents, and administrators so that we are well-informed and able to develop strategies that ensure success for ALL of our students. 

    If you would like to learn more about our incredible team, please follow the links on the left side of the page. We appreciate your support in our mission to serve the Scappoose School District.

  • The Student Achievement Team is committed to providing multi-tiered systems of support that allow us to meet the needs of the individual child to create optimal learning experiences. We carefully select guaranteed and viable curriculum that support learning through aligned academic standards, student-friendly learning targets, and highly effective teaching strategies. The Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP), SSD Strategic Plan, and Federal IA and IIA Programs are also under the umbrella of this department. 

    Our department strives to ensure instructional leadership and coaching of our staff so they may deliver quality instruction. SSD is grounded in evidence-based practices that strengthen the academic core and address the learning needs of every student. The team is focused on professional development for all staff members to ensure they are prepared for 21st century teaching and learning.