Andy Gardner - Superintendent

Phone: 503-769-6924

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education; Social Science Western Oregon State College Masters of Arts in Teaching, Social Science Western Oregon State College

Andy Gardner - Superintendent

Andy Gardner has served as the Superintendent of the North Santiam School since 2010.  Prior to his time as superintendent, he has held several positions in the NSSD. From 2007 until 2010, he was the Principal at Stayton Intermedidate/Middle School.  He served as the Principal of Sublimity K-8 School from 2002 until 2007, and was the Stayton High School Athletic Director/Vice Principal from 1997 until 2002.  Prior to that, Gardner was a teacher and coach at Stayton High School from 1993 to 1997.  Gardner first came to Stayton in 1990 as a teacher and coach at Regis High School.

Currently Andy serves on several regional and state organizations and is active in various regional projects to improve educational outcomes. He is a member of the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators’ Vision and Policy Work Group, and he serves on the Willamette Promise Advisory Board, which is dedicated to increasing the number of college-going students in the region.  He has served as an Executive Board Member for the Oregon School Activities Association since 2011, and was President of the board in the 2015-16 year. 

Mr. Gardner grew up outside of John Day, Oregon, graduating from Grant Union High School in John Day.  Gardner earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Western Oregon State College, and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Oregon University.  He and his wife Amber have two sons, Jake and Justin, who attend school in the North Santiam School District.

 Tonia Whisman - Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board

Phone: 503-769-6928

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Tonia Whisman - Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board

Tonia has worked for the North Santiam School District since September 2013. She worked as the Office Specialist Stayton Intermediate School from 2013 - 2016.  Prior to coming to the District, she worked at All-Star Preschool in Stayton for six years. She also has over 13 years experience in the financial industry having worked for Heritage Grove Federal Credit Union (formerly Oregon Employees CU) and Marion and Polk Schools Credit Union. She held various supervisory roles in customer service and worked in lending and auditing.