Mooney Named Top Administrator

Hermiston School Superintendent Tricia Mooney, right, was named Administrator of the Year by her Hermiston School District colleagues. (File photo)

Hermiston School Superintendent Dr. Tricia Mooney had been selected by her colleagues as the Administrator of the Year.

When announced to the board, selection committee members shared the following statement:

“Dr. Mooney, who has been with the district for four years, has proven to be a dynamic, visionary, and enthusiastic leader during her short time as a superintendent. She has greatly improved morale, opened new avenues of communication, and transformed the district’s leadership into a high-functioning, inclusive team of collaborators and compatriots with a shared vision and mission. Her contagious energy, enthusiasm, and passion has spread to those around her and has inspired many more people than she probably suspects.”

Mooney recently completed a doctorate in education program, was appointed to Oregon’s Quality Education Commission by Gov. Kate Brown, and worked to achieve the successful passage of an $82 million bond measure.