Superintendent - Dan Goldman
Dan Goldman serves the communities within Hood River County as the Superintendent of Schools. Before coming to Hood River in July 2013, Superintendent 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. Prior to the directorship, he served as an elementary principal and the associate director of curriculum & instruction.
Superintendent Goldman has been a professional educator since 1994, beginning his career as a special education teacher working with students with severe behavioral and emotional disabilities in residential settings in Washington and Oregon. Before beginning his work in educational administration, he worked in the Portland Public Schools as a Special Education Teacher on Special Assignment and School Psychologist at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Superintendent Goldman holds a Master of Science degree with Oregon endorsements in educational leadership, administration, and school psychology.
Superintendent Goldman has presented extensively at the statewide and national levels on Response to Intervention (RTI), literacy development, formative assessment, Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), program evaluation, action research and leadership for equity. He co-authored Oregon's Technical Assistance Guide to Response to Intervention Programming and was awarded the "PBIS Champions Award" by the Northwest PBIS Network in 2015. Superintendent Goldman is a longstanding Board Member for the I Have a Dream Foundation, the Portland-based nonprofit "Greater Than," and the Hood River County Education Foundation. He is an active member of the Hood River Rotary and 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 school-aged daughters.