John Tolan, Principal of Island City Elementary in La Grande since 2002, has been named the Oregon Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Elementary School Principals Association (OESPA) and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). Tolan is now in the running for the National Elementary School Principal of the Year Award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).
“John is a humble servant leader and he has given a great deal of his heart and soul to our school family and community at large,” La Grande Superintendent George Mendoza said. “His mentorship of staff and administration, as well as his sense of humor, and positive demeanor, has helped our district build strong relationships with staff, students, families and our community. John Tolan is very well deserving of this award and recognition for the many lives he has impacted.”
To read the entire press release, please view John Tolan Press Release