Jim Carlile collects honors at annual GSE State of the School meeting

Jim Carlile, Jeff Leo, Susan Carlile, Cullen Bangs (left to right)

At this year’s State of the School event, the GSE honored faculty member Jim Carlile for his significant contribution to education in Oregon. Mr. Carlile is a former, teacher, principal, director of student improvement and superintendent. He has worked at many school districts around the state, including Beaverton, Gresham-Barlow, Portland Public and Sherwood. He is currently the interim superintendent of Knappa School District on the Oregon Coast. He has been a valued colleague at PSU for over 25 years, having taught for the GSE in both the Educational Leadership and Graduate Teacher Education programs. He is a former director of the PSU Center for Student Success.

“I cannot think of another person who has had a greater impact on education in the state of Oregon than Jim Carlile,” says Associate Dean Cheryl Livneh. “At any educational meeting I have attended with Jim, someone has come up to him and acknowledged his contributions to their professional life — they had him as a teacher or faculty member, he helped them find a job, he was a reference, he was a mentor, and the list goes on and on.”

Mr. Carlile’s work has impacted literally thousands of students and educators over many years. His accomplishments are numerous, and he is always open to new opportunities and challenges. He is a practitioner who carefully studies and implements the latest best-practice research, and as a faculty member he presents the latest research and thinking, while providing a healthy dose of reality to his classes.

Congratulations to our friend and colleague Jim Carlile.

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