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About the Superintendent

Tim Sweeney joined the Grants Pass School District as superintendent in 2022. Before coming to Grants Pass, Tim was superintendent of the Coquille School District, where he served for 12 years.

Native Oregonian

Superintendent Sweeney is a native Oregonian. He was born and raised in the Rogue Valley, and is a graduate of Medford Senior High. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees at Southern Oregon University and began teaching eighth-grade history in Eagle Point in 1996. Superintendent Sweeney is a third-generation teacher & superintendent, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, James, and his father, Don. 

Tim and his wife, Jennifer, who works as a principal in the Eagle Point School District, have four children. All four are public school graduates. They have one grandchild and are thrilled to be back in southern Oregon to spend more time with family.  

30 Years in Education

Named Superintendent of the Year in 2019 by the Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE) and the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), Tim has a proven track record of supporting staff, attending to the needs of families, and increasing opportunities for students that engage and inspire them for post-secondary plans. 

Driven by a desire to make the school experience the best it can be for all students, Superintendent Sweeney says he loves coming to work each day and working with great people who share the same goal. 

portrait of Grants Pass School District Superintendent Tim Sweeney

Tim Sweeney

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Tonya Doane
Executive Assistant &
Board Secretary