Krista D. Parent, Ed.D.
Superintendent, South Lane School District 4513, Cottage Grove, OR
Nominee: Paul D. Houston
Dr. Krista D. Parent is in her 8th year as superintendent for South Lane School District. She has been an educator in South Lane for the past 24 years serving as a teacher, coach and school administrator. Krista’s work as a superintendent has focused on developing a professional learning community in South Lane using the content area of literacy.
Dr. Parent was the 2007 National Superintendent of the Year, the first Oregon Superintendent to have received the award. She was also named the 2007 Outstanding Young Alumnus for the University of Oregon. Krista received her Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate at the University of Oregon and was a student-athlete during her undergraduate studies. Krista’s dissertation study was about Women in the Superintendency.
She is the chair of the state’s “Assessing Leadership Performance” work group. She is also the president of the Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE).