Executive Director's Corner

Executive Director's Corner
Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! 

I am so thrilled to be a part of our PVS community. In my time here I have been so impressed by the caring collaborative staff, amazing students and supportive families. Thank you so much for welcoming me as your Executive Director this fall.

To introduce myself, I am Jennifer Stackhouse, students call me Dr. J. I was born in Canada, lived in a cabin my dad built in Alaska, grew up mostly in Madison, WI, and have lived in Portland for the last 23 years. A lifetime ago I was a professional ballet dancer and dance teacher, and was the studio manager of The Portland Ballet. I have a degree in fine art, with an emphasis on Sculpture. My husband Ty is a stay at home dad and artist, and we have two daughters Ava and Eleanor who are in the 5th and 3rd grades at PVS.

Before entering administration, I was a teacher in Beaverton for 10 years at West Tualatin View Elementary and Vose Spanish Immersion Elementary. I was the District Intervention Coordinator K-8 in Gresham-Barlow for 4 years, as well as a principal in Scappoose. I have a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Foundations with a focus on teacher collaboration, administrative support for collaboration and teacher job satisfaction as a result of collaborative work. 
If you would like to learn more about me, please check out my website drstackhouse.com - there you can learn more about my leadership style, my experience with neuro-diversity, the books I am reading etc.  I look forward to meeting you at the First Friday Community Coffee. 

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us! 

All my best, 

~ Jenni