Washougal, WA – Renae Burson will be the new Assistant Superintendent for the Washougal School District, effective July 1, 2018. She has been principal at Gause Elementary since 2016.
“I am excited to continue the good work going on at Washougal School District supporting teachers, students and families but in a different capacity,” Burson said. “I enjoyed being at Gause and working closely with students. That every day interaction and relationship I had with them is what I will miss most.”
Burson brings broad experience in educational roles to her new position. Prior to the principalship in Washougal, she has been a teacher at the elementary and middle school levels, an instructional coach, a K-8 principal, a curriculum coordinator, a special education director, and an AVID district director. “This background provides a strong basis for the multi-faceted position of Assistant Superintendent,” said Mike Stromme, WSD Superintendent in a June 14 email to staff. “Renae’s work in education reflects a passion for closing the opportunity gap and providing equitable experiences for every student.”
Burson was named the Shasta County, California Administrator of the Year in 2016, Teacher of the Year for the Mt. Lassen Math Council in 2011 and a California Distinguished Teacher in 2010. She holds a Master of Science degree in Applied School Leadership.
“I look forward to continuing the district’s focus to meet the needs of every students,” Burson said. “Whether it is instructional materials, AVID or multi-tiered systems, it is all geared for every student’s success.”