• PhD, Educational Leadership - University of Oregon; Eugene, OR
  • MS, Education Administration - University of Oregon; Eugene, OR
  • BS, Human Development and Performance - University of Oregon; Eugene, OR

Academic and Professional Highlights

Awards and Honors:

  • 2014 NASS Superintendent of the Year Finalist
  • 2011 Bev Gladder Award, COSA
  • 2007 AASA National Superintendent of the Year
  • 2007 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, University of Oregon
  • 2006 Educational Excellence Award, College of Education, University of Oregon
  • 2005 Becky Sisley Award, University of Oregon, Athletic Department


  • 2012-Present - Superintendent Development, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators 
  • 2001-Present - Superintendents as Instructional Leaders


  • Parent, K. (2004) "Women in the Oregon Superintendency," dissertation, University of Oregon.