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 Superintendent  Dr. Larry Sullivan brings with him a wealth of administrative experiences with more than 20 years in a variety of educational roles.  From 2012 to 2017, he served as Superintendent of the Lane Education Service District, which serves as coordinating and service agency for the county’s 16 school districts.  Prior to working at Lane ESD, Dr. Sullivan worked for the Eugene School District as the Director of Educational Support Services from 2004-2012.  He has also served as the Assistant Superintendent for the Plain Local School District in Canton, Ohio.  Larry Sullivan received his Ph.D in School Psychology from Kent State University in 1995. 
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.
Interim 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.

Interim Human Resource Supervisor  Tracy Ollivant

Business Manager Phil Scrima joined the South Lane team in July 2010. He came to us from Eugene SD 4J where he served as the Financial Operations and Reporting Manager since 2007. Prior to his time in Eugene, Phil was the Business Manager in Siuslaw School District for five years.

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

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.  Larry Sullivan  Superintendent
541-942-3381, ext 131 
Tonya Kerns
Superintendent's Assistant
541-942-3381, ext 121
Brian McCasline
Interim Assistant Superintendent
541-942-3381, ext 133
Margie Young
Interim Assistant Superintendent's Assistant
541-942-3381, ext 112