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TTSD Promotes Amber Fields to Director of Secondary Education and College and Career

Tigard, Oregon – Tigard-Tualatin School District (TTSD) Superintendent Dr. Sue Rieke-Smith announced today the promotion of Amber Fields to Director of Secondary Education and College & Career. Fields assumes the oversight of TTSD secondary programs as longtime Assistant Superintendent Karen Twain retires. That role includes Tualatin and Tigard High Schools, Durham Education Center, Tigard-Tualatin Online Academy, and the HUB high school re-engagement program. She will continue to direct all district programs dedicated to graduation, dropout prevention/re-engagement, college, and career readiness.

“Amber is a fearless champion for instituting practices dedicated to equity of access and options for all students,” said Superintendent Dr. Sue Rieke-Smith. “She is a widely respected administrator with a true gift for achieving collective vision centered on student opportunity and success. Stepping into the leadership position of our secondary programs creates a seamless alignment that will convene our administrators in a common vision where all students are on a path to graduate with a responsible and sustainable plan for the future.”

Fields began her career as a high school English teacher at Shorewood and Garfield High Schools in Washington. She has also served the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle as program director of the Urban League Scholars program and assistant principal roles at Garfield and Franklin High Schools in Seattle. Amber joined TTSD as an assistant principal at Tigard High School in 2015, then returned to TTSD in 2018 to manage the district’s commitment to Oregon Ballot Measure 98 – the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act of 2016.

Fields earned a BA in English and Communications from the University of Washington and a MA in Teaching from Seattle University. She holds both a Substitute Teacher and Principal Certificate.