Dr. Paul Hillyer, Superintendent (email)
1336 Avalon Street • Klamath Falls, OR 97603 • (541) 883-4700
Information from the Superintendent!
With the holidays being in full swing, I wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of our teachers and staff for all you do to ensure that the students of the Klamath Falls City Schools "Do their best work and become their best selves." The bright futures that lie ahead of them are because of you and all your efforts to help them toward success.
There are wonderful improvements happening in our schools and I am grateful for the patience, determination and compassion that I have seen in so many people through the journey that we travel together. As we stay the course and begin a new year may we do so on an even stronger foundation than we did in 2018 and may our focus always be on striving for improvement and success in all we do. Impacting children's lives each and every day is an opportunity that we all share and I know that we will make the most of it!
For everyone in Klamath Falls and the surrounding communities, I invite you to learn more about what we are doing in our district, in our schools and in our classrooms. I know you will be pleased and excited by the strides being taken on a daily basis to make our district one of which we can be even more proud. It is truly an honor to work with so many individuals and organizations who support our work.
I look forward to continuing our efforts when each of you returns to school in January, but in the meantime, please enjoy a safe and restful winter break.
Dr. Paul Hillyer, Superintendent
Looking for the Ideal Gift?
The Best Seat in the House is the One with Their Name on it!
Nothing is more disappointing than buying a gift for a loved one that ends up in the back of the closet after a month. Has this ever happened to you? If so, we have the perfect solution to this problem. We are beginning the construction of a beautiful new 250 seat theater at KU. This presents a great opportunity for those wishing to give a lasting gift to a loved one as we will be offering KU supporters the opportunity to purchase the naming rights to a seat for $150.
What does $150 buy? For your one-time, tax-deductible donation, we will put the inscription of your choice on a nameplate that will be attached to the back of each chair. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on the new KU theater by your kind donation and by the legacy of having a person you admire be remembered for decades through their name on a theater seat. A donor also may choose to donate seats in honor of more than one person. There is no limit to the number of seats one can choose.
Donations can be made by calling Teri Leeper Taylor at 541-883-4700 ext. 7123 or by filling out the online form on the KFCS web page. You can also purchase your seat on our Facebook page by clicking HERE
Don’t miss your chance: Only 250 seats will be named!
Dr. Hillyer has been an educator for more than thirty years. During that time he has been an elementary and middle school teacher. He has also served as building principal at the elementary and middle level for thirteen years. For twelve years he worked in the Owatonna, Minnesota, public schools. Ten of those years were as their Director of Instructional Services. From the 2005-2006 school year through 2009-2010 he served as Superintendent of the Columbus, Nebraska, Public School District.
In 1998 Dr. Hillyer was awarded a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Iowa State University. It was at ISU that he also received his superintendent training. Other degrees earned by Dr. Hillyer include a Master of Science degree from Northern State College in Aberdeen, South Dakota and a Bachelor of Arts degree at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Dr. Hillyer also received his elementary teaching certificate through his home town of Bismarck, ND, at the University of Mary. He graduated from St. Mary's Central high school in Bismarck.
His wife, Janie, and he have been married for 31 years. They have five boys. His interests include hiking, boating, biking, and church activities.