REDMOND, OR -- Ridgeview High School Principal Lee Loving is Oregon’s 2019 Principal of the Year. He was honored at a surprise school assembly Thursday by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA).
Loving has served as Ridgeview’s Principal since the school opened in 2012. He was nominated for the award by Assistant Principals Jensine Peterson and Kelly Hicks, who say he has built partnerships that expand opportunities for students and believes student success comes from positive, supportive relationships. "Lee Loving is an amazing 'people person' and relationships matter," Superintendent Mike McIntosh said in a statement. "The Ridgeview High School community is the beneficiary of his enthusiasm and dedication in making Ridgeview an incredible place to learn. The school feels like a huge family that takes pride in both individual and schoolwide accomplishments."
Aside from McIntosh, Loving's family, staff and students, COSA Executive Director Craig Hawkins was also on hand to present the award, Thursday. Loving will also be honored in June at COSA's annual conference in Seaside, and in July at the National Association for Secondary School Principals Conference in Boston. And, in October, he will receive additional honors at the High School Principals Conference in Bend.