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Crook County Educator Selected as Oregon Principal of the Year

Crook County High School Principal Michelle Jonas has been name one of Oregon’s top education leaders. Jonas was selected by the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) as Oregon’s Principal of the Year (for 2022). COSA Executive Director Craig Hawkins traveled from Salem to make the announcement.  Jonas’ was honored for several accomplishments, including her response to the pandemic and getting students back to school quickly. During her tenure the school’s graduation rates improved from 59 to 98 percent. She was also instrumental in increasing high student engagement through career & technical education, after-school clubs, performing arts, athletics, and - an enhanced counseling program. Jonas has served CHSS for 13 years, including as vice principal for four years and principal for the last nine years. The Coalition of Oregon School Administrators will officially present Jonas with her award at their annual conference in Seaside this June. 



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