Welcome to Coos Bay Public Schools (CBPS). I am thrilled to be the new superintendent of this outstanding public school system. I am enjoying every moment getting to know the students, staff, families and community members.
One of the primary reasons I wanted to be superintendent here in beautiful Coos Bay is the long-standing community pride and deep support for our students and schools. That support has allowed us to open two brand-new schools in the last three years – Eastside Elementary and Marshfield Junior High – and an almost new one in Madison Elementary and allows us to continue to make improvements at all our schools. These new state-of-the-art learning facilities symbolize the community's generosity and commitment to providing our students with the highest quality learning environments and safe spaces.
During my first year as superintendent, my primary goal is to hear from the community and build relationships. I need to know your dreams for our students, and your priorities for our schools. I have already started and will continue to hold listening sessions with students, families, staff and anyone from the community who cares about our schools and wants to share with me. If you haven’t had a chance to share your views, keep an eye out as we announce more listening sessions and a survey on our website.
Earlier this year, the school board tasked me to lead the creation of a strategic plan that will guide the future direction of the school district. To do that, I need to know what’s important to you. By listening to the community and engaging with students, parents and staff, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of what Coos Bay finds important when it comes to public education and what we want for our students.
If you have ideas, concerns or thoughts about the future of Coos Bay public schools, please let me know. I can be reached via email at [email protected]
Charis McGaughy, PhD