Director of Social Services, North Clackamas School District
Michael Ralls is Director of Social Services for the North Clackamas School District in Clackamas County, Oregon. His passion is removing barriers that stand between students and their education. Having worked in public school education as a teacher, counselor, and administrator for three decades, he has built multiple partnerships between schools and agencies to provide no-cost, on-site services such as mental health therapy, career training, college mentoring, primary health services, and oral health care to students. Over the past decade, he has received, coordinated, and supported partners in obtaining over 100 grants totaling over $18 million. Each year, these partners contribute over $4 million worth of services to kids and families in the North Clackamas School District.
Among the many responsibilities he has in the district, he oversees the district Smile Squad Oral Health Program which has been funded in part by a five-year grant through the Oregon Community Foundation. The program’s goal is to educate K-12 students on the importance of oral health, provide screenings and sealants to elementary and middle school students, and be the “go to” contact for any North Clackamas student with oral health needs.
Michael has a bachelor’s degree from George Fox College, and master’s degrees from both Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University.
Michael lives in Canby with his wife and two daughters.