Superintendent Search Updates

April 22, 2021

Last night we were informed that one of our superintendent finalists, Ed Murray, has accepted another position.  We’re disappointed that Murray is no longer a candidate, but we have two strong candidates to interview today.  

Please see below for a revised schedule for today’s activities.  We hope you’re able to meet the candidates and observe the community forums or interviews.

Interviews: English Link Spanish Link

Community Forum English Link Spanish Link

April 20, 2021

Notice of Special Board Meeting
Thursday April 22, 2021
4:00 pm

The Board of Directors of the White Salmon Valley School District will hold a Special Board Meeting: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in person, by invitation, at the Columbia High School Library, located at 1455 NW Bruin Country Rd., White Salmon, WA, 98672 and open for viewing via ZOOM link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84458784388

The purpose of the Special Board Meeting is: Superintendent Interviews. There will also be a closed Executive Session, Personnel per RCW 42:30.110(g), Selection of the Superintendent.

Remember, the Special Board Meeting is open in person for the interview panel only. The Special Board Meeting (Interviews) and the Community Forum will be available via Zoom. You can submit feedback for the board after attending the entirety of the interviews or community forum Zooms.

April 15, 2021

Superintendent Interview Schedule      
White Salmon Valley School District
April 22, 2021

School Visits

District Office

Whitson Elementary

WPS IntermediateSchool

Henkle Middle School

Columbia High School

9:30 am

Harris

McGeeney

10:00 am

Harris

McGeeney

10:30 am

McGeeney

Harris

11:00 am

McGeeney

Harris

11:30 am

Harris

McGeeney

BREAK

Student Forums

1:00

Harris

1:30

McGeeney

BREAK

Interview with Board & Observer Panel

4:00

Harris

5:00

McGeeney

Community Forums

5:30

Harris

6:15

McGeeney

6:30

Dinner

Compile Data

7:00

Board reviews data & begins deliberations

April 14, 2021

Superintendent Finalists

Applicant

Keith Harris - Resume

Sean McGeeney - Resume

Current Position

Assistant Superintendent, Dickinson Public Schools

Executive Director of P-12 Programs

Location

Dickinson, North Dakota

Yakima, Washington

April 13, 2021

Notice of Special Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of the White Salmon Valley School District will hold a Special Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in person at the Columbia High School Library, located at 1455 NW Bruin Country Rd., White Salmon, WA, 98672 and via ZOOM link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85010751637

The purpose of the Special Board Meeting is: a closed Executive Session, Personnel per RCW 42:30.110(g), Screening of the Superintendent Candidate Applications.

March 26, 2021

Proposed Superintendent Interview schedule, April 22, 2021. Candidates will visit the schools, attend student forums and interview with the School Board.

March 17, 2021

Notice of Special Board Workshop

The Board of Directors of the White Salmon Valley School District will hold a Special Board Workshop on Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m.
via ZOOM link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89340510047 
The reason for the Special Board Workshop is to review the input from the staff and community regarding the Leadership Profile for the superintendent search.

March 11, 2021

Parents, students, staff, and community members are invited to attend focus group meetings on March 11th to share what qualities and characteristics they want to see in the district's next superintendent.

View Full Meeting Schedule

(The survey is now closed)Take the online survey. English Spanish

(The questioner is now closed)Profile Questioner: English Spanish

March 2, 2021

White Salmon Valley School Board members interviewed representatives of three consultant firms who replied to the board’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a superintendent search consultant services - Ray and Associates, Inc.; Northwest Leadership Associates and McPherson & Jackson L.L.C. The board voted to select Roger Rada of Northwest Leadership Associates to provide superintendent search consultant services.

The board voted to select Roger Rada and Glenys Hill of Northwest Leadership Associates to provide superintendent search consultant services.

February 10, 2021

The district has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for executive search consultants interested in assisting in identifying the successor to Superintendent Dr. Jerry Lewis. Dr. Lewis will retire from the district on June 30, 2021.

Search consultants have until February 22, 2021 to submit their proposals to the Board.

Request for Proposal for Consultant Services

Questions On The Superintendent Search Process