Dr. Tracey Beckendorf-Edou has accepted the position of Superintendent of Cascade School District in Washington State, pending successful contract negotiations, starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Tracey is currently the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Oak Ridge Schools. She has worked for Oak Ridge Schools since the 2012-2013 school year. Tracey and her husband Kirk have been residents of Oak Ridge since 2010; prior to serving at Oak Ridge Schools, Tracey worked for ORAU. Tracey thanks Dr. Borchers, the School Board, the entire staff of Oak Ridge Schools and the Oak Ridge community for their support and friendship. Tracey says, “The Oak Ridge community and Oak Ridge Schools in particular will always hold a special place in my heart.” Dr. Borchers shared, “Dr. Beckendorf has been integral to the great things that have happened in the Oak Ridge Schools during her time with us. She has been an amazing leader who we will miss dearly. The Oak Ridge Schools and I wish her nothing but the best as she moves on to help the students, families, staff and community of the Cascade School District.”

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