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Joseph Orr - Superintendent

BIO
 
Mr. Orr was appointed to the position of Superintendent in July 2017, after serving as the district  HS/MS Principal for three years.
 
Prior to joining the Jefferson-Morgan School District family, Mr. Orr served as the Principal at Deer Lakes HS for two years and as an Assistant Principal at Trinity High School for twelve years. Before becoming an administrator, Mr. Orr taught courses in Industrial Technology, coached Football, Wrestling, Golf and Track and sponsored a variety of student clubs and organizations.
 
Mr. Orr earned his B.A. in Secondary Education-Industrial Technology from Ohio University, his Master's Degree and Principal's Certification from Carnegie Mellon University, and his Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania. 
 
Mr. Orr lives in Washington, with his wife, Karen, and has two sons, Dan and Jake. 
 
 
 
 
SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE
 
On behalf of our Board of Education, Administration, Faculty and Staff, It is indeed my pleasure to welcome you to the Jefferson-Morgan website and our outstanding school district! 
 
I invite you to learn About Our School District, examine our Mission Statement and review our Comprehensive Plan. We strongly encourage communication and participation between the community, its members and our school district, as well as respect varying opinions and open discussion.
 
Our individual building principals and associated staffs, are committed to providing outstanding learning experiences for all our Jefferson-Morgan students and will work diligently to communicate appropriately and swiftly with parents as needed, in order to provide the best learning environment possible. 
 
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING!
 
Welcome back Staff and Students! 
 
The buildings and grounds are ready for your arrival. Opening Year, Teacher In-Service Training, went very well, and included;
 
  • Professional Responsibilities & Ethics
  • Appropriate and Acceptable Use of Social Media 
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
  • Student & Staff Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding your Technology
  • On-Hands/EdInsight Training
  • Special Education Responsibilities
  • Observation, Evaluation and SLO Development
  • Google Classroom Applications
  • Learning Support Staff Training
  • Student Aide/Para Staff Training
  • Custodial/Maintenance Training
  • Food-Service Staff Training
 
Staff Training will continue on Friday, September 22nd in a variety of areas. 
 
Our new "Engineering Center", home of the newly implemented "Project Lead The Way" courses will soon be up and running, as well as a new AP English Course and many other curriculum and course updates.
 
The athletic training room, next to the gymnasium, has undergone a renovation to better serve our student athletes, as well as renovations to the control room servicing the auditorium and our performing arts students/programs, are almost complete. 
 
Open House for the High School/Middle School is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 6th, with Open House for the Elementary School scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th. Please make a point of visiting your child's building on those dates in order to meet teachers and learn about their expectations and practices.
 
Fall sports/activities are in full swing! Please make an effort to check out our Girls Volleyball Team, Football Team, as well as our Co-Op Girls Soccer team and Co-Op/Coed Rifle Team. These student athletes are simply outstanding!
 
Go Rockets!