Woodburn School District will be looking for a new director of human resources and operations as Pat Ramirez moves on in March.
Ramirez, who has worked for the district since summer 2011, has accepted a human resources position with Forest Grove School District.
Ive had an amazing time working with my peers who have passion and are all about the students no matter what, Ramirez said. I feel like Im leaving a village it takes a village to raise a child and Woodburn is that. Its the third school district Ive worked for and the community at large is amazing in its support for the schools and students.
Ramirezs resignation was approved at the Jan. 16 Woodburn School Board meeting, where board Chairman David Vancil expressed his feelings about Ramirezs departure.
Thank you for your years youve served the district, he said to her during the meeting. Its amazing the number of hours you have put into this job and to bring things into compliance.
Forest Grove is very lucky, chimed in board director Jody Daniels.
Ramirezs last day in Woodburn will be March 13. Superintendent Chuck Ransom said her duties will be delegated and there is discussion about finding an interim director.
Having a new director could take several months or even longer, he said. Forest Grove was looking for a year before they hired Pat. Obviously (its) their gain and our loss.