The Hood River County School District Board of Directors voted to appoint Joe Kelly as the Hood River Options Academy interim principal. Kelly replaces Kelly Running, who was appointed as the director of special education for the district in July. HROA provides an alternative, online learning program for students. Kelly taught life science at Hood River Valley High School for 21 years. In his teaching role, Kelly worked collaboratively on the design of biology and life science curriculum, he coordinated and implemented field studies and place-based learning activities.