New Superintendent Announcement

Press Release/Announcement

Monday, April 3, 2017

Contact: Mollie O’Leary, Business Manager

Paisley School District

541-943-3111, Ext. 103;

Paisley School Board selects Paul T. Hauder as next Superintendent/Principal

Completing its search for a new Superintendent/Principal, the Paisley School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Paul T. Hauder has been selected as the district's next Superintendent/Principal effective on July 1, 2017. Current Superintendent Bill Wurtz will be completing his term on June 30, 2017. Hauder and the Board are working on the terms of a tentative agreement which will be finalized at a public meeting in the near future.

We were very excited to have an excellent field of 27 candidates for the Superintendent/Principal position. With the assistance of a staff, parent and community member interview team, we interviewed several candidates and the field was narrowed to four finalists. We reference checked and invited the final four candidates back to the district for a second round of interviews,” Board Chair Ross Colahan said. “We like all four finalists, but Paul Hauder emerged as the right fit for our district. “

Hauder has been a school site administrator in the Elk Grove Unified School District in Elk Grove, CA since 1997. He has served the district as Principal in two different elementary schools and a Vice Principal in a third one during that time. For 16 years Hauder was on the adjunct faculty at California State University – San Francisco where he taught teacher preparation courses for the Teacher Education Institute. His K-12 teaching experience includes 11 years as a math and science teacher in the Elk Grove USD. Hauder has a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from National University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Journalism from California State University – Chico.

I believe that incredible things can happen in a school where students are challenged, they have choices about their education and they get feedback to correct the course of their choices.” Hauder said. “For this to happen, we need teachers willing to take risks and put the energy and enthusiasm into their work to let the kids know how important their education is. I’m excited to begin this journey in Paisley.”