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Principal's Message

Dear Bethany Community, 

Hello, my name is Casey Lange, and my family and I are excited to be a part of the Beaverton School District.  More importantly, it is an honor to be the principal of Bethany Elementary School.  My family, (wife, Nicole, son, Quinn, and daughter, Ashton) and I are San Diego natives, and have thoroughly enjoyed continuing our journey here in Oregon.  While here, we have fallen in love with the surrounding area, the culture, and overall climate of our community.  It truly is the best place to live, work, and raise our children. 

I am a firm believer that education is the highest calling, and it is a privilege to serve each student, staff member, parent, and community partner.  This year marks my twelfth year in education.  As a teacher, I served for seven years at both the elementary and middle school levels teaching a variety of grades and content areas.  I also have varied experience as a school leader.  In my previous school district, Cajon Valley Union School District, I gained valuable experience as an assistant principal at two different middle schools, and most recently as principal at Johnson Elementary School.  Each year is an opportunity for me to continue to grow, and I eagerly look forward to utilizing the skills developed through my previous experiences as principal at Bethany. 

It is no secret that our community has a long standing history of supporting the education of each child.  The dynamic partnership developed between school and community is what has contributed to Bethany’s success and its outstanding reputation throughout Beaverton (and all of Oregon).  The continuing partnership between our staff and community is geared toward providing a rigorous and relevant education for each child, while also fostering each student’s social and emotional growth.  We are committed to maintaining an environment that is safe, nurturing, welcoming, fun, and one that will aid in the development of responsible citizens in our school and community.  I am confident that as we grow together, and support one another, we will watch Bethany School continue to shine!  I am truly humbled and excited by the opportunity I have to serve the community! 

Casey Lange