Janette Newton

Private School Ombuds
Oregon Department of Education

Janette Newton has been the Private School Ombuds for the state of Oregon since January 2022. Over the last ten years, she has served in various roles in both public and private educational systems. Also included in her role at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), she serves as the state’s point of contact for private schools and facilitates the Private School Partnership, a working group of district coordinators, private school leaders and ODE officials. Janette is a member of the National Ombuds Steering Committee.