Superintendent Message

Another school year is upon us and we are excited to welcome our students back to school.  The hallways have once again come to life as both teachers and students have returned from summer break. I would love to say that summer is giving way to fall, but that hasn’t happened yet, so we are very thankful for the air conditioning. I sure appreciate the back-to-school barbeque and fun night sponsored by the Adrian PTO. They did an outstanding job and all of the volunteers who stepped up to help are to be applauded. What a great way to begin the year!


he new year has begun with several new faces on our staff, and we also have staff serving in new positions. We are excited to welcome Shanna Franklin as and educational assistant as she moved from the cafeteria to the elementary, replacing Sandra Witcraft who retired after 16 years of service. We also welcome Chancey and Virginia Stephen to the team of cafeteria workers! Mrs. White has changed roles and will serve as librarian, curriculum director, elementary ESL specialist and elementary physical education specialist. In part replacing Elma Witty who retired this past Spring after serving as librarian for many years. LeAnne Mulrony has taken over as our high school math teacher, replacing the retired Tim Schrock. Mrs. Mulrony comes to us after working for the Dufur School District for 12 years and 1 years at TVCC.  I am excited to be serving as the Superintendent/HS Principal this year. I had a greatmentor in Mr. Mills and I learned a lot working closely with him for 11 years. A man like Mr. Mills is not easily replaced and I simply hope to carry on many of the fine things that he began.  

We have begun the school year with 304 students, 214 in the elementary/middle school and 90 in the high school. We have a lot of new faces in both buildings and are very excited to welcome them to our school community. The grounds/maintenance staff has done an outstanding job of maintaining and improving our

facilities this summer. New doors and windows on parts of the high school, a new roof over our old middle school building, remodeling of the old taxidermy room is

almost complete as we prepare it as a STEM/robotics room, and the new gymnasium is finally complete. We have begun using the gymnasium full-time for volleyball

practices and games, as well as P.E. classes.

Once again, I am looking forward to a wonderful year with the Adrian School District.

Kevin Purnell
Go Green! Go ‘Lopes!




Adrian School District | P.O. Box 108 | Adrian, OR 97901 | (541) 372-2335