Thursday 14 November 2019 4:48 pm Share The transaction would bolster Barchester’s 200-strong estate which has a staff of about 17,000 people and look after 11,000 residents. The deal would bring to an end a long-running chronicle that saw Hands locked in a legal battle over the ownership of the portfolio which was settled last year. More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com He knew he was right A deal for the care homes has been under discussion for several months and it could be signed within days, the report said. Read more: Guy Hands ‘pulls out of takeover plans’ for German Cartonplast The potential deal with Barchester follows previous talks between Terra Firma and Patron Capital Partners about a deal during the summer. Terra Firma on brink of £160m care home deal with Barchester Healthcare Read more: Terra Firma boss Hands employees hefty pay rise The parent company of Four Seasons was placed into administration in April, but has failed to find a buyer despite negotiations with a series of potential buyers. Barchester was in the process of being sold earlier this year for up to £2.5bn to Australian bank Macquarie before the deal collapsed amid worries about the impact of a potential no-deal Brexit. James Booth Barchester and Terra Firma declined to comment. The 24 sites which are owned by Hands’ Terra Firma Capital Partners are close to being sold to care home operator Barchester Healthcare, Sky News reported. Terra Firma acquired Four Seasons Health Care in a £825m deal in 2012, but it sunk into financial difficulties and then endured a fight with its largest lender, H/2 Capital Partners. The sale comes as Hands tries to refocus his private equity firm and try to raise money for new deals. For Hands, the deal will represent a successful conclusion to a foray into a sector that has caused him significant difficulties in recent years. whatsapp The business is owned by JP McManus, John Magnier and Dermot Desmond, a trio of wealthy businessmen who have investments have included horse racing and Manchester United Football Club. whatsapp A portfolio of care homes that private equity boss Guy Hands secured after a fierce legal battle is on the cusp of being sold for £160m.
Tags: Coronavirus Save our SMEs The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said the new support measures would “bring some hope to those businesses which are still bearing the brunt of restrictions,” but warned the support package will not apply to all struggling businesses. “However, worryingly, it does nothing to address the issues faced by sector businesses operating well below capacity due to restrictions and consumers avoiding travel and struggling to keep their workforce employed.” Save our SMEs Poppy Wood Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter whatsapp “The government should also remain alive to the potential second-order impacts of local lockdowns – which will affect firms in other areas and across the supply chain,” he added. “The winter is set to be an incredibly difficult time for the industry and the sector needs help to take a longer-term view,” he added. Rishi Sunak announced the support measures today as England faces further local lockdowns Business bodies urge chancellor to ‘go further’ with new furlough scheme ‘Must go further’ Businesses in the hospitality sector have said Rishi Sunak’s support package “must go further” to avoid wide-scale job losses, after the chancellor today unveiled a new furlough scheme for businesses facing local lockdowns. Businesses will not be required to contribute to wages under the new scheme, but will have to cover National Insurance and pension contributions. Mackenzie, who yesterday joined a coalition of pub bosses calling on the chancellor to extend the furlough scheme, said the current 10pm curfew was already “making it increasingly unviable for pubs to trade and threatening more closures”. “The Treasury has understandably focused on defensive measures, but it should also try to get on the front foot where possible,” said Barker. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo! JustPerfact USAFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach Raider Greene King earlier this week announced it was preparing to permanently close 26 sites across the UK, putting hundreds of jobs at risk as lockdown restrictions continue to weigh on the sector. whatsapp Sunak said: “Throughout the crisis the driving force of our economic policy has not changed. I have always said that we will do whatever is necessary to protect jobs and livelihoods as the situation evolves.” “To help those firms who are finding chinks of light to create jobs, employer national insurance costs should be cut. Tax reliefs to support substantial investment in technology, the green economy, and skills will help create new opportunities to replace those being negatively impacted by the pandemic.” Cherry echoed the IoD’s calls to scrap the requirement for businesses to pay National Insurance and pension contributions. Friday 9 October 2020 4:05 pm Chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “Paying two thirds of wages for employees in lockdown is a welcome step and it is encouraging to see that the chancellor has introduced flexibility and a sector-specific approach. Share Front foot forward Roger Barker, director of policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD), urged the government to slash all payment liabilities for firms facing local lockdowns. Trade body UK Hospitality, which represents more than 700 companies and 65,000 venues across Britain, welcomed the announcement but said further support was “crucial” for businesses already struggling to survive. Show Comments ▼ “We now need to look at what comes next in terms of further evolution of support mechanisms, especially for those who will not directly benefit from today’s announcement,” said FSB chair Mike Cherry. Firms whose premises are legally required to shut “for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions” will receive grants of up to £2,100 per month to pay the wages of staff who cannot work. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Business bodies urge chancellor to ‘go further’ with new furlough scheme “With thousands still struggling to access bounce back loans, the Treasury should now be looking at what succeeds emergency loan schemes to ensure that banks keep lending to small firms beyond the end of this year, thereby stimulating the real economy,” he said. Greene King chief executive Nick Mackenzie said: “The latest support measures announced by the chancellor provide a lifeline to pubs forced to close but [don’t] go far enough when we’re facing devastating restrictions in an increasing number of areas. Sunak today said the government will pay two thirds of employees’ salaries to businesses forced to shutter under fresh lockdown measures. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Business bodies urge chancellor to ‘go further’ with new furlough scheme “The need now is no less — possibly is even more — than the first lockdown, so a more comprehensive package of financial support is crucial,” she added. “A comprehensive rescue package for those excluded is urgently needed. Policymakers should also go further to cut day-to-day overheads for small firms. Our business rates system remains an outdated drag on too many, despite very welcome efforts to relieve the strain for some.” Nicholls added that the government’s introduction last month of a 10pm curfew for all hospitality venues “has been crippling” for many businesses, with sales down 30 per cent even in low areas of infection. (AFP via Getty Images) “The financial support on offer must go further if tragic levels of closures and redundancies are to be averted.”
Community | Housing | JuneauJuneau’s Housing First ribbon cutting postponedSeptember 11, 2017 by Jacob Resneck, KTOO Share:The Housing First Project under construction on November 17, 2016. (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO)Juneau’s Housing First grand opening – slated for this week – has been delayed again.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2017/09/170911HOUSING.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The housing complex designed for Juneau’s most vulnerable residents was originally scheduled to open in May.Project officials didn’t immediately offer an explanation for the delay, though it was confirmed that this week’s ribbon cutting had been pushed back for at least a week.Building code officials are continuing on-site inspections at the Lemon Creek complex, according to City Housing Officer Scott Ciambor.“The Housing First collaborative is still working on final details as far as we know which includes applying and getting the certificate-of-occupancy through the Community Development Department,” Ciambor said Monday. “I’m pretty sure they’re working on that as we speak.”The City and Borough of Juneau has contributed about $2.7 million toward the 32-unit apartment complex. It will also include a community clinic operated by Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc. or JAMHI.It’s at least the third time the opening has been postponed for the $8.2 million project.Editor’s note: Scott Ciambor’s spouse is a CoastAlaska employee. Share this story:
Mr Sofhian was most recently operations director at security company G4S in Indonesia, but the bulk of his career has been spent in logistics, largely through a 15-year stint with TNT, including four years as its managing director for Indonesia. By Gavin van Marle 16/06/2020 Geodis has appointed of Tomy Sofhian (pictured above) as the new managing director of its Indonesia operation.Rene Bach-Larsen, sub-regional managing director of the ASEAN region, said: “Tomy Sofhian joins Geodis with a wealth of experience in the supply chain industry and at a key time during our expansion of operations in Indonesia.“We continue to support the healthcare and pharma industries with our bonded warehouse in Soewarna business Park, which enables us to manage and control pharmaceutical products from Asia, being delivered to key facilities locally.“Tomy’s expert regional knowledge and commitment will help the further development of our team in Indonesia to meet in reaching our growth targets,” he added.
The sight of FedEx, UPS or DHL delivery vans in residential neighbourhoods could soon be a thing of the past.The dramatic surge in online shopping, triggered by lockdowns to curtail the spread of Covid-19, has generated ample volumes, but margins are undermined by costs on the final mile.Providers of parcel locker networks and alternative final-mile options are sensing a windfall, and moving to expand.“Now is the time to establish locker deliveries,” said Gary Winter, global strategic director for Parcel Locker Solutions, who is leading parent Quadient’s push into the British market.He was speaking at the online Post & Parcel Conference held last week.Quadient is also getting ready to expand in North America. Kate Reidel, senior vice-president, business development at Parcel Pending, who is overlooking this move, said downloads of locker mobile apps had gone up 46%.She said delivery networks were under pressure from the surge in volume, which had resulted in extended transit times as well as in constraints on shippers and rising costs from residential delivery surcharges, and added that she believed the traditional residential delivery model was broken.“Ninety-seven percent of organisations believe last-mile delivery models are not sustainable,” she said, adding that 99% of consumers were not willing to pay the total cost of last-mile delivery.An additional impetus for parcel locker solutions had come from a heightened desire for contactless delivery solutions, said Andre Veskimeister, head of parcel business at Omniva, which has registered growth of 40-50% in the markets it operates in.“In the pandemic, outdoor lockers are the safest option to deliver,” he said and Ms Reidel confirmed that contactless and social distancing solutions were in high demand from a high percentage of consumers.Quadient’s core strategy is to operate an open parcel locker network focused on densely populated cities, said Daniel Malouf, chief solutions officer.“Convenience and density are key,” he said, which translates into locations that are a five-minute walk from consumer areas and extended operating hours, he added.A key plank in Quadient’s strategy is partnering with retailers and convenience stores which benefit from foot traffic generated by the parcel lockers. In the UK Mr Winters is targeting retail and leisure locations like gyms and transport hubs to position lockers. The idea is to combine various activities into a single trip for the consumer.Quadient has developed a modular design for locker units, which can range in size from two boxes to 64, and are designed like mass-produced furniture to minimise installation and maintenance costs and keep unit costs low.Michael Nieuwkerk, founder of Dutch parcel delivery network ViaTim, claims his outfit’s approach yields even more savings. Cost is less than 10% of a parcel locker, but delivery is more than three times faster, he said.ViaTim is based on a network of service points that are fed by one delivery vehicle running on a set route, dropping off parcels at the points closest to the consumers addresses. Consumers can pick up from these points, which are run largely by entrepreneurial individuals (many of them pensioners or stay-at-home parents), or the parcels can be delivered from there by bicycle or on foot.Launched in 2016, ViaTim is working with 70% of the Dutch carriers and signed up with DHL two years ago. “We will be the number-two service point network in the Netherlands next year,” said Mr Nieuwkerk.“Social technology will disrupt this industry,” he predicted, and added that ViaTim intended to look for expansion outside the Dutch market.Vilnius-based urban delivery provider ZityCity is already on the move. Six months ago it reached beyond Lithuania and Estonia to set up in Paris and intends to expand further in France, said co-founder and CEO Laimonas Noreika.Like ViaTim, his company targets last-mile delivery on the basis of urban hubs closer to consumer areas than the typical parcel warehouse locations.“Sixty percent of last-mile deliveries are less than five km. If you consolidate in an urban hub, the average distance is 1.9 km. You can easily cover this by bike,” Mr Noreika saidThe urban hub concept offers significantly lower delivery costs, he said, but this is not the only reason why ZityCity has embraced it. It also makes it easier to offer same-day service.“One out of four shoppers will abandon the online shopping cart if same-day delivery is not available,” claimed Mr Noreika. “We are able to do same-day delivery at the cost of next-day delivery.”It is a claim that should make a lot of people in this business sit up. By Ian Putzger 26/06/2020 © Graphixchon |
Facebook Laois gears up for Darkness Into Light WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Twitter Home News Community Laois gears up for Darkness Into Light NewsCommunity Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding By David Power – 27th April 2018 Pinterest Council Pinterest Community TAGSDarkness into LightMountmellick Darkness into LightPieta House Previous article9 things that referees do that’ll annoy the hell out of GAA playersNext articleBoost for Laois hurlers as key forward back in the reckoning ahead of championship David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Almost 3,000 walkers raised €41,000 in Rathdowney and Mountmellick last year as part of Darkness Into Light it has been confirmed, as the countdown to this year’s event is very much on.Darkness Into Light – Pieta House’s flagship fundraising awareness event – takes place on May 12 in over 180 venues in Ireland and across the world.Now in its 10th year, the event encourages the nation to wake up and tackle the reality of suicide and self-harm in Ireland.Darkness Into Light has grown from humble beginnings into a global movement dedicated to raising awareness around suicide and self-harm.Proudly supported by Electric Ireland, the unique event begins in darkness at 4.15am, as thousands of people walk a 5 kilometre route while the dawn is breaking.Funds raised from Darkness Into Light help keep Pieta House’s counselling services free to those in suicidal crisis, people who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. Last year, almost 3,000 walkers in Mountmellick & Rathdowney raised a massive €41,000 between the two venues.Speaking on the charity’s call for action, Mountmellick’s John Nelson said: “In Ireland we need to wake up to the shocking statistics around suicide. On average, there are 8 suicides per week in Ireland. Nobody is immune to suicide so we need to be aware to the fact that society has a huge role to play – we need to tackle this crisis together, in communities, in the workplace, in sports clubs.“This is Mountmellick’s 7th year holding this event and to date we have raised over €125,000 from the previous 6 years, which is a fantastic amount of money from the truly amazing people of Laois.“Within that 6 year period Pieta House have supported 257 clients from Co. Laois and provided them with the services they needed, all free of charge. That money we raised has saved many lives and for that, we are forever grateful,” Mr Nelson said.“All registration is online this year so please ensure you register before May 4 to ensure you get a t-shirt and all t-shirts are being posted out to participants.“Anyone who registers after the 4th May cannot be guaranteed their t-shirt will arrive in time. We are also holding Community Engagement Days to help people register, please check our Facebook page for details. There will be no registration on the morning of the walk or t-shirt collections. All registration this year is online only. Wake Up and walk with us,” Mr Nelson urged.Mountmellick Darkness into Light presenting the €33,000 cheque to Pieta House on Wednesday 9 August.To join the expected 200,000 participants across the globe, Laois walkers can register online at www.darknessintolight.ie in advance of the event, and by May 4th to receive their 10th anniversary Darkness Into Light T-shirt. Darkness Into Light is vital for fundraising, for raising awareness and for bringing people together to help eradicate suicide.SEE ALSO – €33,000 Mountmellick Darkness into Light cheque presented to Pieta House Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rugby Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Facebook WhatsApp
James Langton WFE’s third annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) survey, which examines sustainability issues at exchanges and financial sector infrastructure firms, finds that about 90% of respondents now have some sort of sustainability program in place. Last year, respondents said that issuer and investor education was the most popular initiative in this area. That has been surpassed this year by a number of other efforts. For example, the WFE reports that two-thirds of respondents now have a program to encourage better disclosure about ESG issues from issuers. Exchanges are also running sustainability events, making their own commitments to sustainability, and offering more ESG products, among other initiatives. Read: Responsible Investing The survey finds that sustainability-focused indices continue to be the most common ESG product offered by exchanges (42%), but notes there has been “marked growth” in the number of exchanges that are now listing green bonds (17%). Additionally, 75% of exchanges said that they believe that it will be possible to develop globally consistent ESG disclosure standards, the WFE reports. “While we fully support the focus on ESG disclosure, we believe moving towards better, decision-useful ESG metrics will in the future enable a more meaningful assessment of corporate management of ESG-related risks and opportunities,” says Siobhan Cleary, head of research & public policy at the WFE, in a statement. “These survey results not only show the practical ways in which the majority of global exchanges are tackling the long-term health and sustainability of their markets, but also demonstrate the continuing mainstreaming of the ESG agenda in the financial sector,” adds Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the WFE. Photo copyright: barbaliss/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The world’s exchanges are moving beyond investor education about sustainability issues to more tangible efforts, according to a new survey released Thursday by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). Companies World Federation of Exchanges 123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Heightened COVID-19 measures in Ontario Region From: Correctional Service CanadaThe Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is taking heightened COVID-19 in its Ontario Region institutions and community correctional centres (CCCs).The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is taking heightened COVID-19 in its Ontario Region institutions and community correctional centres (CCCs).In the interest of the health and safety of the public, our employees, inmates, and their families, CSC has temporarily suspended in person visits at all of its Ontario Institutions and CCCs as of December 16, 2020.This decision will limit comings and goings from its facilities. It follows extensive consultation with public health officials and will be reassessed on an ongoing basis.All sites across the country, including Ontario, have implemented extensive health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include wearing masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene, active health screening of anyone entering an institution, and increased cleaning and disinfecting. In addition, CSC has conducted infection prevention and control reviews at all of its institutions and built its own contact tracing capacity.CSC has also expanded its testing of employees and offenders, as part of its comprehensive testing strategy. This includes increased testing of staff and offenders in communities with higher levels of community transmission.This is an evolving situation and we continue to work with public health authorities to monitor the situation and take additional actions, as needed.CSC is committed to reducing the risks of COVID-19 in all of its operations and is working with its public health partners and unions to keep everyone safe. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, community, coronavirus, covid-19, Government, health and safety, infection, prevention, public health, Safety, screening, testing
Canada assists Ontario with COVID-19 response through extension of Mobile Health Units From: Public Safety CanadaThroughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic response, the Government of Canada has collaborated with provinces and territories to ensure they have the equipment and supplies needed to carry on the fight against COVID-19.Throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic response, the Government of Canada has collaborated with provinces and territories to ensure they have the equipment and supplies needed to carry on the fight against COVID-19.Today, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, confirmed that the Government of Canada will provide a two-month extension on the two federal Mobile Health Units (MHU) it provided to Ontario in January. Those units were originally made available to Ontario until May 1st. With the extension, Ontario can count on having the two MHUs until at least June 30th, 2021.The MHUs are just one of the services offered under the COVID-19 Federal Rapid Surge Capacity – a means for provinces and territories to access equipment and resources, when they need it most.Quotes“The federal government is there to provide support where it is needed most, such as Ontario which has seen an alarming resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is the Government of Canada’s top priority.”– The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency PreparednessQuick factsThe MHUs will provide additional hospital beds and facilitate the transfer of non-critical care patients out of critical care to ensure those specialized resources are available for those who need it most. Each MHU has the capacity to include up-to 100 hospital beds. The units will be staffed by the province. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, covid-19, critical care, Emergency, emergency preparedness, Federal, federal government, Government, health, health and safety, hospital, Minister, mobile, pandemic, pandemic response, resources
Woodland Public Schools selects Dr. Phillip Pearson as new high school principalPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, April 7, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 Pearson currently serves as the principal of Corbett High School located in Corbett, OregonWOODLAND — Woodland Public Schools recently announced the selection of Phillip Pearson as principal of Woodland High School beginning in the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Pearson accepted the position on March 25 when Superintendent Michael Green notified him of his selection. Pearson currently serves as the principal of Corbett High School located in Corbett, Oregon. He started his career in Corbett in 2000 as a math and science teacher before taking on a variety of administrative roles including middle school principal and director of technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon, a Master of Science degree from Oregon Graduate Institute (now a part of OHSU), and both Master and Doctorate of Education degrees from Portland State University.Dr. Phillip Pearson will replace John Shoup who is relocating out-of-state at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public SchoolsThe thriving Woodland community attracted Pearson to apply for the high school principal position. “At the outset, it was really apparent that Woodland High School is a busy and happening place with lots going on,” he said. “The test scores also tell a positive story of students and staff who are keen on seeing every student reach for their highest aspirations; that’s something that motivates me from my boots.”Due to the statewide school closure for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the principal interview process involved a hybrid of in-person interviews observing appropriate social distancing guidelines and virtual interviews with some interviewers participating online via videoconferencing. For Superintendent Michael Green, Pearson was the clear choice, “Phil was clearly the top candidate from a strong field of applicants for his position,” said Green. “His success in Corbett is a testament to the strong leadership he will bring to Woodland High School; we are incredibly excited to have attracted Dr. Pearson to Woodland.”As Pearson met with WHS staff throughout the interview process, he realized Woodland was where he wanted to be, particularly noting that current Principal John Shoup who is relocating at the end of the school year had been the school’s principal for 22 years, an indication of someone who loves where they work by any measure. “Woodland School District is filled with high-quality individuals who care deeply about the work they’re doing, all the way from the superintendent to the staff and to the students,” Pearson said. “This is a school where I can help build big dreams and aspirations for kids, where I can serve with team members who start every day with their feet on the gas pedal, and where I can learn and grow as a person and professional; what else could a person ask for?”Pearson and his wife plan to move north to be closer to the Woodland community, however they currently reside equidistant between Corbett and Woodland with their 16-year-old daughter, Elie. “Our daughter will decide where she wants to finish her high school career and we’ll honor whatever decision she makes,” he said. “She’s very much a young woman with a mind of her own.”When he’s not working, Pearson enjoys swimming, biking, and hiking. “I’m also a pretty avid reader of presidential history – history, in general, really, and I’m slowly learning carpentry and woodworking,” he said. “I sneak off to Home Depot occasionally to buy another tool; my favorite is my pneumatic-finish nailer.”Woodland’s rural location also caught Pearson’s eye who grew up in Minnesota’s countryside. “When I was in Kindergarten, I rode a horse to my bus stop,” he remembered. “Those early experiences on the farm played a big part in forming my outlook and are probably why I find myself looking for big open space to live, work, and play.”Information provided by Woodland Public Schools.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyWoodlandshare 0 Previous : Vancouver Police Department investigates pursuit and office involved shooting Next : Our school: Skyview StormAdvertisementThis is placeholder text