North Clackamas Schools Superintendent Announces Retirement



Utterback awarded National Superintendent of the Year 2017


North Clackamas Superintendent Matt Utterback has announced he will be retiring at the end of this year.  Utterback, who was the National Superintendent of the Year in 2017, shared his plans with district staff via email.  


North Clackamas Colleagues,

It is with a range of emotions that I share with you that last week I informed our school board of my intent to retire at the end of this school year. I am honored to have spent my entire 31-year career in the North Clackamas School District. As I prepare to leave, I do so with wonderful memories and lasting relationships. I will be leaving at the end of June knowing that we have, working together, achieved much, and I am excited for the future of our school district. I have been blessed throughout my career with the support and encouragement of our school board, district staff, and community members. From starting out as a 21-year-old middle school science teacher to serving as superintendent, I am tremendously grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given. Those opportunities have allowed me to learn, be challenged, and grow personally and professionally. I am not yet sure what the next phase of my life holds, but I am looking forward to figuring that out. In the meantime, our work is not done. We have a clear direction and goals to accomplish. Our school board is committed to our district’s vision and values, and in the coming weeks they will begin the search for a new superintendent. Once that plan is formalized, they will share it with all stakeholders. I am grateful for your service in support for our students and families. Let’s continue to make a positive difference in their lives each day. With respect and appreciation.