Central Linn Elementary School



Central Linn Elementary was built in the 1930s. We currently have 21 certified and 18 classified staff that work to teach and support approximately 265 students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Central Linn is also home to an Early Literacy Program that works with 3 and 4 year olds to get them ready for kindergarten. Central Linn Elementary also offers before and after school care. 


Meet Mr. Sauter


March of 2023 will mark the start of my 36th year in education and I couldn’t be happier to be here at Central Linn working with an amazing group of teachers, students and families. 

Over the last 35 years I have spent time as an EA supporting reading and special programs, teaching 4th-6th grade, k-8 science and technology instruction, a district behavior specialist and the last 5+ years as a building administrator. I have had the opportunity to learn from some amazing educators and I enjoy passing on what I have learned to others.

When I’m not at work I love spending time with my wife of 30 years, Julie. Since our children are now grown and living their own lives, Julie and I are starting to find a passion for travel. When we aren’t camping or hiking along the Oregon coast we are planning our next trip out of the state of Oregon. Whether we are flying or driving to our next destination, it is always certain to be an adventure! I think our most crazy trip was our 3 day cross country trip which took us from Albany to Florida! Three thousand miles in three days might have been a little much!

I look forward to continuing to  meet families, community members and alumni from Central Linn. Together we can create a school that will provide the best possible education for all of our students. If we haven’t met, please stop in and say hi. If we have already met, please stop in and say hi again.


  • Focus on creating independent thinkers and scholars
  • Supporting students social/emotional development
  • Improve Math, Reading and Writing skills through the use of a comprehensive core curriculum and interventions for students in need of additional assistance.
  • Improve school climate by recognizing positive student accomplishments.
  • Working with families to improve communication and create strong relationships.

Fun Happenings

Annual Science and Literature Family Nights

Monthly assemblies to recognize students