Announcing Beach's New Principal!

Welcome, Kelli Shurtliff!

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Dear Beach Community,


I am pleased to announce that Kelli Shurtliff will be the new Principal at Beach Elementary School. Kelli comes to Portland Public Schools from North Clackamas School District, where she served as principal for Linwood Elementary and Sojourner School. During her time there, Kelli established a culture that prioritized connection, care, and sense of belonging for all throughout the two schools that she served. Kelli also led professional development for her staff, which centered equity as their guide for decision making. Under her leadership, both schools saw strengthened ties with their communities. Kelli focused on community partnerships such as site councils, Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), and volunteer programs.


Prior to her work at North Clackamas School District, Kelli was Assistant Principal of Happy Valley Middle School. At Happy Valley Middle School, she focused on the diverse needs and interests of all families, and strengthened teacher leadership and accountability.

Kelli earned a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Western Michigan University, and a master’s degree in Special Education from Portland State University.

Please join me in welcoming Principal Kelli Shurtliff to the Beach Community.


Dr. Jon Franco,
Chief of Schools, Office of School Performance