October 19, 2010
Candace Newland-Holley retired from her 31 years of work with public schools in Oregon in 2003. Within that thirty-one year period, Candace worked in a variety of roles, primarily as a principal, but also as school administrator, a curriculum resource coordinator and as a teacher. During that time she was always a strong advocate for children’s rights while creating safe and creative school environments. All staff, children and families were encouraged to work together collaboratively to help each individual stretch toward their greatest academic, social, emotional, physical and creative potential. Throughout her career, Candace Newland-Holley was involved with educational leadership at the national, state and local levels. In 1998 Candace was awarded the National Elementary Distinguished Principal for the State of Oregon. In 2000, Candace was selected to be a member of the first US delegation of elementary principals to visit China.
Ms. Newland-Holley earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, her Master’s degree from Lewis and Clark, and her administrative credentials from Portland State University.
Candace and her husband John live in Wilsonville, Oregon, and have three grown children and seven grandchildren between them. Candace joined the Board in 2009.
To read more about Candace, visit her Board Member Spotlight.