Meet our newest Gresham Rotarian, Paul Coakley.

Paul is an east Multnomah County native who attended Gresham elementary and high schools. He is married to Shante and has three children: Azaria, Paulie and Samia. Paulie the 4th no only shares the same name but almost the same birthday…June 22 and June 23 4 minutes apart. Paul’s hobby is collecting sneakers…he has over 60 pairs including rare Jordans, Nikes and Adidas.
As you all may know, Paul is the new superintendent of Centennial School District, the 21st largest in the state. He follows Sam Breyer, who will be the new superintendent of the Multnomah Education Service District.
Paul began his career in 2000 as an elementary teacher in Portland, throughout his educational career he has held multiple roles: Teacher, Literacy Coach, Student Management Specialist, Elementary Principal, Assistant Superintendent and now Superintendent.  Dr. Coakley has a proven record of competence, commitment and leadership skills in improving student growth and achievement outcomes in public schools.


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