North Bend School Board announces interim Superintendent
The North Bend School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bill Yester as acting/interim superintendent for the duration of the school year. Mr. Yester will serve as acting superintendent while Dr. Hollensteiner is out on medical leave until her retirement on 12/31/2013. On January 1, 2014, Mr. Yester will become interim superintendent to the school district for the rest of the contract year (June 30, 2014).
Mr. Yester holds a superintendent certificate and earned his Master's Degree in Educational Administration from George Fox University. He has been the Vice Principal at North Bend High School for the last 8-1/2 years. Before that he served as Dean of Students, Athletic Director, football coach and science teacher for Myrtle Point School District.
He moved to Coos County 15 years ago from Craig, Colorado where he was a science teacher and head coach of both the baseball and football teams. After his graduation from Colorado State and before moving to Craig, CO, Mr. Yester spent a year teaching in South Dakota.
Mr. Yester grew up in the Chicago area, but has made his home here in North Bend with his wife of nearly 38 years, Kim Yester. Kim is a speech and language assistant at South Coast ESD. Together they have two sons. Their oldest son, Jason, runs and owns his own successful business in Colorado and their youngest son Ben lives in town with his wife, Amber Yester. Ben is a teacher with the KAIROS School and Amber is the band teacher/director for North Bend.
The board looks forward to working with Mr. Yester, staff and the community to continue to provide a quality education to our students.
North Bend School Board announces Superintendent retirement
Dr. BJ Hollensteiner, with the North Bend School District Board of Directors, is pleased to announce her retirement on December 31, 2013, after
7-1/2 years of service as Superintendent of Schools.
During her tenure in North Bend she has lead the district through many changes that have improved education for our students. Since her start here
in July of 2006, Dr. Hollensteiner has initiated and implemented Professional Learning Communities to allow our teachers to share their best practices
with each other and has revamped curriculum to align it with state testing standards, increasing academic rigor in the district. She has also
implemented systems to track student achievement. During her service to the district it is notable that the district was able to operate
without cutting days; extracurricular activities, dance and shop were preserved and additional arts classes were added to the curriculum.
The North Bend School District Board of Directors thanks BJ for her years of service and wishes her a very happy and satisfying retirement.
Information about plans for a new superintendent will be shared as information becomes available.
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