The Crook County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to hire Oregon education veteran Duane Yecha as the District's new Superintendent. He will replace Ivan Hernandez, who is leaving at the end of the school year. Yecha is currently the Superintendent for Winston-Dillard School District in Douglas County, where he has served the past six years. This will be his 31st year in education, all in Oregon school districts. He says his first objective would be to model a student-first attitude, making that first and foremost in all decision-making. He also indicated that it would be important for him to collaborate with the staff and community, while building from the District’s strengths and honoring the past. He begins July first.