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Press Release: SSD Introduces Chief Operations Officer


The Sherwood School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Rose, who will serve as the District’s Chief Operations Officer.

Mr. Rose joins Sherwood from the Multnomah Education Service District, where he most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer/Director of Technology Services, since 2012.  At the Multnomah ESD, Rose also served as the Interim Superintendent in 2015, and as Director of Technology Services from 2006-2012.

Jim Rose holds a M.S. Applied Information Management Degree and B.S. Political Science Degree, both earned at the University of Oregon.  He has a strong career background overseeing and managing operations of business services, technology, and facility departments.

When asked how he felt about his new role, Mr. Rose said, “As a resident of Sherwood, with children in our schools, I am very excited to join the Sherwood School District team and take part in their crucial work for students and staff.  Sherwood Schools have a wonderful future ahead thanks to the support our community has given the District by approving the recent bond.”  He will officially join Sherwood staff on January, 9, 2017.

Mr. Rose also has voluntarily served on the Sherwood School District Budget Committee for nine years, six of which he has been the committee chair.

“We feel very fortunate to have Mr. Rose join our leadership team.  He brings with him vast experience and depth of knowledge in a variety of operational areas, from budget development to incident response.  He is highly qualified for this important role, and I am confident he will be a great addition to the District with his leadership style and personal knowledge of our community as a Sherwood resident and parent,” said Dr. Heather Cordie, Superintendent.