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PUSD Superintendent named Woman of the Year for the First Assembly District

Terry Oestreich

Assemblywoman Megan Dahle announced that Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Terry Oestreich is the First Assembly District’s 2022 Woman of the Year.

“Terry is a dedicated educator and has served Plumas County Schools for 24 years,” Dahle said in her news release. “She was instrumental in helping staff‚ students‚ and their families during the Dixie Fire when they were displaced due to evacuations. Terry successfully navigated two major disasters at once – the Dixie Fire and the COVID-19 Delta variant surge – to meet the education needs of her students. When one of their schools burned down in the Dixie Fire‚ she played a vital role in getting her students quickly plugged into a neighboring school.”

When called for comment Oestreich said that she first learned of the acknowledgement a couple of weeks ago, when her staff and children surprised her during a Zoom call with the assemblywoman. Oestreich said she appreciated the gesture, but said it’s really an honor to be shared by all of the district staff. “Certainly everyone is deserving of this,” she said. It’s expected that Dahle will visit the district sometime later this spring to make a formal presentation.

Oestreich plans to retire at the end of this school year to spend more time with her family. Learn more about the First Assembly District Woman of the Year here.

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