June 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New principal selected for Sam Barlow High School
The Gresham-Barlow School District announced today that Dr. David Lovelin has been selected to become Sam Barlow High School’s next principal. Lovelin comes to the district after serving five years as a vice principal of Lake Oswego High School. Lovelin will replace Mark Ross who resigned at the end of the school year to become principal of Heritage High School in Washington state.
“David Lovelin brings to Sam Barlow High School a strong background in supporting and leading academic excellence,” said Superintendent Jim Schlachter. “His deep understanding of the value of developing strong relationships as a school leader will serve the Sam Barlow High School community well.”
“Sam Barlow High School has a rich history,” said Dr. Lovelin. “I am honored to serve as the school’s next principal and look forward to working with staff to continue to provide a warm and inviting school community where students thrive.”
Dr. Lovelin has eight years of administrative experience. Before being named a vice principal of Lake Oswego High School, he was the school’s athletic director. Prior to that, he served as dean of students at Wilson High School. He has taught physical education, leadership, and health at the high school level. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in education and a master of art’s degree in teaching from Western Oregon University. He earned a doctorate of education in leadership from Lewis & Clark College.
Sam Barlow High School serves students in grades 9-12 and has an enrollment of 1,850 students.