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Cottage Grove, OR, May 7, 2018 –The South Lane School District Board has chosen Dr. Larry Sullivan to be the interim superintendent for the 2018-19 school year.  Dr. Sullivan’s contract was approved at the May 7thboard meeting. His proposed start date is set for July 1st, 2018

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.  He has also served as the Assistant Superintendent for the Plain Local School District in Canton, Ohio.  Larry Sullivan received his PhD in School Psychology from Kent State University in 1995.  


According to Board Chair Alan Baas, “Larry Sullivan has a track record for building relationships and staying in touch with the important changes in education. We feel we have found the right person to fill this transitional role as we work with our town to identify who we will select for the permanent position, a process we will begin in the fall.”


Dr. Sullivan is excited to get to work in South Lane. “During this transitional year, it is important to maintain, support and build upon the exceptional programs and services in the South Lane School District. Student learning and quality instruction is our first priority! I am looking forward to working with and listening to the Board, administration, and school staff. The schools are important part of the community, if not the hub. I want to engage and communicate with our many community members, parents, and organizations to help strengthen and improve our schools,” said Sullivan.