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New Oak Heights principal started educating kids young


August 23, 2016

NEW OAK HEIGHTS PRINCIPAL Josh Dargis says he’s always been interested in elementary education.

Josh Dargis takes over as principal at Oak Heights Elementary School this year with an appreciation for Sweet Home generated by years working in small towns and a long connection with east Linn County.

Dargis is moving from a four-year position as vice principal and athletic director at Sweet Home Junior High. He came to Sweet Home five years ago as a math teacher from Glide School District.

“I decided I wanted to be an educator when I was young,” he said. “I have 11 nephews and nieces. As early as when I was 11, I had a niece already.”

Being an uncle most of his life, he had yo...

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