Two Finalist Candidates Selected in SVSD Superintendent Search

The Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors interviewed six semifinalists in the Superintendent Search process on Monday and Tuesday this week, March 23 and March 25.  During these first-round interviews, a panel of 16 observers watched the interviews and provided written feedback for the Board to consider.  

As a result, the Board has selected the following two finalists to advance in the process.  Listed alphabetically, click on their names for a photo and biography of each candidate:

Next Steps

  • The finalists have been invited for a second round of interviews with the School Board, next Wednesday, March 31. These interviews will take place in executive session via video conferencing.  
  • Additionally on March 31, SVSD administrators, principals and assistant principals will also have an opportunity to meet and pose questions to both finalists during virtual Administrative Forums (10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Administrators will receive an invitation to participate, with links to the meetings and feedback form.
  • Meet the candidates: The public, staff and students are invited to meet the finalists during a virtual Town Hall meeting on March 31, from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.  Attendees will have a chance to submit questions in advance for the candidates to address, to listen to their answers via video, and provide written feedback for the School Board to consider after the events. (The first candidate is scheduled 3:30-4:15 p.m. and the second candidate is scheduled 4:30-5:15 p.m.)  
    • If you have questions you would like to be asked of both candidates at the Town Hall meeting, please submit your questions here by Monday, March 29 at 5 p.m.
  • To join the March 31 Town Hall meeting via a zoom webinar format, please connect as follows. (Use this one link to meet both candidates.)

When: Mar 31, 2021 03:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Superintendent Candidate Town Halls

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://svsd410.zoom.us/j/89021781935

Or One tap mobile: US: +12063379723,,89021781935#  or +12133388477,,89021781935#

 Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 206 337 9723  or +1 213 338 8477

Webinar ID: 890 2178 1935

International numbers available: https://svsd410.zoom.us/u/kDNIEWstB

  • Attendees at the Town Hall meeting will also have an opportunity to submit their feedback. After meeting the candidates, share your feedback here. (NOTE: This survey will close at 5:30 p.m. to give the Board time to review all comments before making their decision.)
  • Later that same evening, the School Board plans to take action to name the next superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District, in a public announcement, during a special School Board meeting, starting at 7 p.m.
  •  To join the special School Board meeting at 7 p.m., connect as follows:
    • Passcode: 583941
    • Or One tap mobile: +12063379723,,88464741669# US (Seattle) or +12133388477,,88464741669# US (Los Angeles)
    • Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 206 337 9723  or +1 213 338 8477
    • Webinar ID: 884 6474 1669
    • International numbers available: https://svsd410.zoom.us/u/kb4zkbUHp5 

The announcement of the new superintendent will be posted on the district website and shared with the community the following day, Thursday, April 1.

Snoqualmie Valley Schools District Office.

“Hiring a superintendent to lead our school district is the most important job of our School Board. The Board was extremely impressed with the quantity of applicants for this opportunity, and the quality of the semifinalists we interviewed this week.  We want to thank the observers to this process for their time and valuable feedback. We look forward to continuing our conversations with the finalists on March 31, and considering the feedback from others who meet them at the virtual Town Meetings and Administrative Forums,” said School Board President Melissa Johnson.  

This information and background on our hiring process can be quickly accessed through the Superintendent Search button on the district website home page.

Comments

  1. Sharilyn Lux says

    Why would they be in executive session? Given our last hire, and given the fact this is a public school district, it should be public. Did we use the same hiring agency?

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