Following a rigorous hiring process, Silver Falls School District has selected Mr. Patrick Mulligan as the new assistant principal for Silverton High School. Mr. Mulligan’s first day will be July 1, replacing Ms. Johnie Ferro, who left SHS earlier this school year to become the principal of the new Willamette Career Academy. Mulligan’s selection followed a process of a writing assessment; a case study analysis presentation; town hall sessions with staff members; and multiple interviews with school & district leaders.

“Patrick brings experience and passion for high quality student achievement through school leadership,” says incoming SHS Principal Sione Thompson. “His skills and character rose to the forefront throughout the selection process. Patrick also has family ties to the Silver Falls community and seeks to become an integral member of the Silverton High School team. We welcome Patrick to his new leadership role at Silverton.”

Mulligan is an educator with years of experience at the middle and high school level. He joins SFSD from the North Clackamas School District, where he served as a Middle School Assistant Principal since 2018. He previously served in various roles in the Salem-Keizer school district, including as an instructional coach, high school alternative education teacher, and summer program teacher for Native American students.

“Silverton High School has a strong legacy of excellence supported by the hard work of staff, students, families, and the community,” says Mulligan. “I am thrilled to join this great educational team.”

Mulligan joins Sione Thompson as the second new permanent administrator to join Silverton High School under the leadership of first-year Superintendent Scott Drue. The district also hired new permanent principals for Robert Frost and Silver Crest Elementary Schools this year, both of whom will begin their new roles on July 1st.