• Superintendent of Hood River County School District

    bill newtonBill Newton is the superintendent of Hood River County School District for the 2023-24 school year. 

    Bill Newton has been an educator in the Hood River County School District since 2012,  serving as the principal at Westside Elementary for eight years and as the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the past three years. Prior to moving to HRCSD, Bill was an elementary principal, middle school vice principal and elementary teacher in the Salem-Keizer School District, as well as a middle school teacher in the Gresham-Barlow School District. Bill also worked abroad for two years as an elementary principal at the American Cooperative School in La Paz, Bolivia. He holds his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Policy and Administration from Portland State University and completed his undergraduate studies at Western Oregon State College. Bill is a native Oregonian, residing in Hood River with his wife, Celia. Both are proud parents of two daughters and a son 19, 21 and 23 years old, with all three having attended Hood River County Schools. 

    Bill believes public education plays a critical role in our society, emphasizing the importance of connection and collaboration with our students, families and community partners to provide equitable opportunities for all students.

    In his role as Superintendent, Bill is excited about the opportunity to lead our amazing staff at HRCSD and work in partnership with our strong community towards our mission of ensuring every student graduates with the knowledge and courage to learn, serve, and pursue their dreams.