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Faces of SPS: Kara Boehmer, principal of Portland Elementary

Kara Boehmer

Meet Kara Boehmer, principal at Portland Elementary School. 

Q: “How do you use teamwork in your school to support success?” 

A: “We do almost everything as a team at Portland! We do monthly goal teams and bi-weekly team meetings, where we look at student and building data, celebrate successes and plan for improvements. But more importantly, we pull together as a team when it really matters, when things get tough. Teachers at Portland are always on board for helping out with student situations, sitting down with parents to work as a team to address their child’s needs, stepping up and going above and beyond on days when we are short-handed. We build one another up, celebrating each other’s successes, while recognizing each person’s unique talents. These are just a few of the many ways we are TEAM Portland.”