Announcement: New Director of Student Services for 2023-24

Announcement: New Director of Student Services for MSD 2023-24. 

The Marcola School District is excited to announce a new member added to our team, Ms. Linda Brecht-Kwirant.  Ms. Brecht-Kwirant will start as the new Director of Student Services for the 2023-24 school year.

Ms. Brecht-Kwirant is a veteran English-Spanish bilingual master educator and professional administrator with almost 20 years of experience working in diverse, Title I schools in Iowa, Oregon, and New Mexico. She has earned two master's degrees in education, one in ESOL education and the other in Educational Leadership and Administration. Linda has extensive instructional, assessment, and evaluative experience at the elementary, high school, and college levels. She holds a Professional Administrator license in Iowa, specializing in PK-12 Special Education administration. This summer, she will enter the University of Oregon Professional Administrator licensure and DEd track program.

Linda has overseen the growth and implementation of two site-based, district and regional special education programs—one an integrated, early childhood and transitional kindergarten program; the other an elementary behavior intervention and support program. In addition, prior to her current role as Special Education Director/District 504 Coordinator for Lowell SD #71, she has served in two other district level roles: Previously as a district Migrant Services Coordinator, where she sustained an elementary after-school program, and launched a parallel STEM-based secondary program; and most recently, as a district level Community Schools Coordinator, where she developed a YRRS data indicator driven wrap-around parent and student education program, aimed at providing intervention, support, and community-based resource networking and services. 

Linda is excited to be joining the MSD team. She looks most forward to bringing her training and experience to Marcola SD’s already high-functioning RTI/MTSS and PLC systems to enhance and carry forward services that serve the diverse and intersectional needs of all students.

In her personal life, Linda enjoys kayaking, hiking, music, reading, photography, creative writing, home projects, cooking, gardening, furniture repurposing, and spending time along the coast with her four children, friends, and her two goofball golden retrievers.