New Urban Community,

It is bittersweet that I am sharing with you my departure from New Urban High School as Principal at the end of this school year. I will join the Lake Oswego School District as part of the high school Administrative team. I write this letter with mixed emotions as I have been part of the New Urban and Oak Grove Community for the last six years. I am extremely proud of our school and feel deep ownership of accomplishments, alongside our students and staff who are part of this school. I will leave this position with immense gratitude and I am humbled every day by the selfless commitment from our New Urban staff. Our school has incredible energy, care for one another, and commitment to supporting our students in their educational endeavors. I leave with excitement about the opportunities coming our way. With a new building on the horizon, an energized commitment to student academic success for all student groups, and a creative schedule to bring back some components of staff teaming and projects, New Urban is positioned to have a great year.

I will miss all of you very much. We call ourselves a Community School and New Urban has never wavered in its commitment to this concept. The community will continue marching forward. I’m excited to see the great things that are coming.

Please be on the lookout for a community survey in which you can share your desires and priorities for a new Principal at New Urban High School. You can reach out to myself, Shay James, our Executive Director of High Schools or Alix Loeber, our Associate Director of Secondary Programs with any further questions.

Thank you; it has been my honor to serve you,

Noah Hurd, Principal