District AdministrationSuperintendent - Dan Goldman
Dan Goldman serves the communities within Hood River County as the Superintendent of Schools. Before coming to Hood River County, Mr. Goldman was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and the Director of Elementary Programs in the Tigard-Tualatin School District where he oversaw all K-12 curriculum, instruction, assessment, instructional technology and school improvement efforts.
Dan has been a professional educator for 23 years beginning his career as a special education teacher working with students with severe behavioral and emotional disabilities in residential settings in Washington State and in Oregon. Before beginning his work in educational administration in Tigard-Tualatin, he worked in the Portland Public Schools as a school psychologist and Teacher on Special Assignment at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Dan holds a Master of Science degree with Oregon endorsements in educational leadership, administration, and school psychology.
Mr. Goldman has presented extensively at the regional, statewide and national levels on literacy development, Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), race and schooling, Response to Intervention (RTI), formative assessment, program evaluation, and leadership for equity. He co-authored Oregon's Technical Assistance Guide to Response to Intervention Programming, was awarded the Northwest PBIS Network’s “PBIS Champions Award” for 2015, is a longstanding Board Member for the I Have a Dream Foundation, and is a member of the Hood River Rotary and Hood River Elks Clubs.
Dan moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1991 from a small town 60 miles from New York City and lives in Hood River with his wife, Nicole, and their two daughters.