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Director's Message

Director Michelle Herron
I am thrilled to join Arco Iris Spanish Immersion Charter School as a leader, an aspirational Spanish speaker, and a strong proponent of multiculturalism. I’m honored to be part of a school community that recognizes the immense benefits that come with a bilingual education. I regret that I did not have the opportunity to learn two languages as a child, but it is never too late to start!  Even those of us with older brains can benefit from language study, so if you see me at school, please give me the opportunity to test my emerging Spanish skills. 
My background includes 20 years as a teacher and 12 years as an administrator. I’ve worked in large, small, public, and private schools, and all of these experiences have deepened my conviction that students need a deep toolkit to thrive in a global society.  For three years, I worked at The International School of Panama as an elementary principal, and I got to see first hand the advantages of helping students absorb multiple languages and cultures from an early age.
Being bilingual and learning to see the world through different cultural lenses opens so many doors, and Arco Iris Spanish Immersion Charter School has been successfully preparing students for bright futures for the past nine years.  We are consistently rated among the top 5 charter schools in Oregon, so we know we are doing something right! If you would like to learn more about what makes Arco Iris Spanish Immersion Charter School such an exceptional place to learn, please contact us for more information. We look forward to meeting you.
Warm regards,
Michelle Herron
Executive Director