Ball moves to district office; Dorn new principal for 2021-22 school year

Edited from OTSD Press Release by
Emmily McKinzie 
Assistant Editor 

Principal Kim Ball will be stepping down from her position and will move into a district position according to a district press release. Ball will be the new Curriculum and Instruction Administrator for the district. Sarah Dorn, former vice principal, will be stepping in and becoming the new principal of SHS starting this July. 

Ball started out as a teacher in the Oregon School District in 1997 and was in various different schools. She then became a principal at SHS in 2013 and graduation rates and state assessment scores have increased dramatically. 

“I have treasured the eight years I have spent as Sandy High’s principal. I am proud of the hard work by our staff that has led to tremendous gains for our students. I look forward to new challenges and being able to support students and staff at a different level,” Ball said. 

Sarah Dorn started working at SHS in 2019 and has spent it as an important part of the administrative team supporting the curriculum, student behavior, and has been the leadership teacher.  

“I am blessed to work alongside an amazing staff every day. We will remain focused on graduating every student by providing them with quality instruction, respect, and care. It is an honor to serve this community!” Dorn said. 

With both Dorn and Ball moving into their new roles, Superintendent Aaron Bayer has confidence that both will have success moving forward. 

 “Over the years OTSD has been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to hire many great educators. In doing so we are able to help them grow and leverage their skill set to continue advancing our collective cause. I couldn’t be more proud of the dedication, hard work, and collective skill these administrators possess. I have the utmost confidence all will be highly successful in these new roles and continue to build on the amazing growth our district has seen over the last decade,” Bayer said.

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