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RHS Principal Announcement

Published Aug. 31, 2020

Dear Riverdale Community,

We are pleased to announce and welcome Brian Flannery as the Riverdale High School Principal. Mr. Flannery comes to us with extensive experience as a high school principal and a college administrator. Most recently, he served as the assistant director at the Center for High School Success (CHSS). Mr. Flannery has served a total of six years as a high school and middle school principal. He is the former University of Oregon, College of Education’s Coordinator for Global and Online Education, and their CEO for the Talented and Gifted Program. Mr. Flannery worked at the Oregon State University’s E-campus as the lead teacher for K-12 Online. Prior to that, he kicked off his career as a high school language arts and applied technology teacher.  

In his last position, Mr. Flannery worked to support the CHSS executive team in development and refinement of an equity vision, theory of change, policies, goals and impact measures. This work afforded him the opportunity to supervise CHSS leadership coaches for 45 high schools throughout the state of Oregon. He led teams in improving culturally responsive leadership, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and equitable practices. He brings with him a uniquely broad and detailed understanding of Oregon high schools. 

Extremely enthusiastic and honored to lead Riverdale High School, Mr. Flannery describes his core leadership values of truth and love and has strong conviction to be a transformative equity leader. He has jumped right in, already leading our HS today -- Welcome Mr. Flannery! 

Thank you Megan Ticer, Sarah Hansen and Kelsey Kaul for providing leadership and guidance at the high school during this transition. 

Mr. Flannery will be sending regular updates to high school families, including opportunities for community involvement as we move through the school year together. His email address is if you would like to contact him. 

Click the image below to watch Mr. Flannery's introduction video. 

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Flannery as our new Riverdale High School Principal.

Thank you to our RHS Principal Hiring Committee: Kathi Inman Berens, Heather Bogaty, Christy Drogosch, Michelle Janke, Beth Johnston, Kelsey Kaul, Sarah Hansen, Adam McLain, Yingqing Nielsen, Paul Spellman, David Thompson, Grace Thompson, Cheryl Wright, Suzanne Zurasky, Michele Rosenbaum, Stephanie Kendall, Rob Pridemore, Colin Carmichael, Sophia Domreis and Megan Ticer. 



Acting Superintendent Joanna Tobin