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Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Curtis has served public in education in California and Oregon, across urban, suburban and rural communities. For fourteen years, she taught elementary school in California and Oregon, before advancing to middle school assistant principal and elementary principal. While earning her Doctor of Education degree, from the University of Oregon she served the Eugene School District as the Director of Student Achievement before moving on to become the Superintendent in Forest Grove, Oregon. Recently, Dr. Curtis led the instructional transformation of Portland Public Schools, as the Deputy Superintendent of Instruction and School Communities, in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Curtis comes with knowledge, experience and expertise in closing achievement and opportunity gaps while ensuring all students experience more rigorous instruction and a broad range of educational experiences.
 
Executive Assistant Tonya Kerns began working for South Lane in August of 2002. Initially hired as office manager for Bohemia Elementary, Tonya moved to the district office in 2011 assuming the responsibilities of state reporting and student accounting in addition to being the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent.  In November 2016 Tonya became the Board Secretary and Assistant to the Superintendent. Tonya and her family are longtime residents of Cottage Grove.
 
 Assistant Superintendent Brian McCasline  has spent the past 22 years in South Lane School District as a teacher, building principal, and district administrator. He has had enjoyed opportunities to work at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and remains very connected to and focused on the teaching and learning in South Lane. 
 

Administrative Assistant  Margie Young

Special Services Director Chad Hamilton oversees special education K-12 services throughout the district. Chad is a long term, experienced staff member and has been a school psychologist and building principal before becoming the Special Services Director. Chad Hamilton began his career at South Lane in 2000 as a school psychologist.  In 2004 he took on the role of principal at Latham Elementary before moving to the district office in 2011.

 Human Resource Supervisor  Tracy Ollivant

Director of Finance and Operations Allison Bryson has a Bachelors in Communications, emphasizing in Public Relations and Organizational Communication from Simpson University. During this time she also studied business and accounting. She has worked in finance at Klamath Community College for 9 years in various roles including Director of Financial Aid, Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer, and most recently focused on student success in the position of Vice President of Student Affairs. Allison is passionate about education, a positive working environment, and the financial sustainability of the district.

Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor Matt Allen joined the district in 2005 as the Disctrict HVAC Technician and Electrician.  In 2011 Matt was appointed Maintenance Lead for the department.  In 2012 Matt moved into the position of Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor overseeing all 9 school campuses, 4 district buildings and the numerous acres of grounds owned by the district.  Matt and his family are longtime residents of Cottage Grove.

Food Service Supervisor Corina Boylen joined the district in 2019 and has been in the Child Nutrition Industry since 2014. Corina believes in quality food and service; setting high standards for the school food industry. Corina is passionate about ensuring that every single child gets an equal opportunity in life, including a delicious meal. Corina is a mother of 3 boys and just recently relocated to Eugene from the Bay Area California. 

Transportation Supervisor Theresa Bichsel began working in the transportation industry in 1994, driving route and trip buses for Creswell School District. In 2005 she became their transportation supervisor.  Theresa is a CORE instructor for school bus drivers, a Behind the Wheel School Bus Driver Trainer and a DMV 3rd Party Tester.  The mother of 3 grown daughters and 3 beautiful grandchildren, Theresa has been a long time resident of the Cottage Grove/Creswell area, moving here in 1971.  She coached the Creswell High School Equestrian team for 9 years, while her daughters were in high school.  In her spare time she is a member of the Mane Attraction Rodeo Performance Drill Team, competing around the Northwest.

 
Dr.  Yvonne Curtis
 Superintendent
541-942-3381, ext 131 
 
Tonya Kerns
Superintendent's Assistant
tonya.kerns{at}slane.k12.or.us
541-942-3381, ext 121
 
Brian McCasline
 Assistant Superintendent
541-942-3381, ext 130
 
Margie Young
 Assistant Superintendent's Assistant
Margie.Young{at}slane.k12.or.us
541-942-3381, ext 112