Sherwood School District is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jeremy Lyon to serve as the Interim Superintendent for the 2022-23 school year. Dr. Lyon was selected following an interview on June 2, 2022 with the Board of Directors, with finalization of his contract voted on by the Board on June 8, 2022. Dr. Lyon’s appointment comes following the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Heather Cordie, who will be joining the Beaverton School District July 1, 2022 as the Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Lyon has over 30 years of experience in public education, serving as a biology teacher, basketball coach, middle school principal, and for the last 15 years, as a superintendent. Dr. Lyon served as Superintendent in Coos Bay and Hillsboro between 2000-2009. During that time he also served on the OSAA Executive Board.
Dr. Lyon is passionate about student and staff health and wellness and was recognized in 2012 by the American School Health Association, receiving their national health leadership award. He has worked on student health issues with The Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas and with the American Heart Association. Dr. Lyon has excelled in public education leadership development and has mentored numerous current leaders in education. His wife, Ellen, is a science educator and their two sons are both graduates of the University of Oregon.
“I am excited to join the Sherwood School District,” noted Dr. Lyon. “The District has consistently been a high-performing school district, with excellent leadership and strong community support. The opportunity to contribute to the ongoing efforts to create the very best learning experiences for students in the coming year is wonderful. We need to celebrate the re-emergence of exemplary public schools as we put the pandemic behind us and move forward in reestablishing the full spectrum of positive educational experiences for students.”
Dr. Lyon will serve in the Interim Superintendent role through June 30, 2023. The Board of Directors, in collaboration with District leadership, will complete an extensive hiring process for the next permanent Superintendent of the District during the 2022-23 school year.