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Superintendent Search

Register to attend the April 13 in-person Board meeting

An open board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2024, to include student, staff and community participation. The agenda includes interviews with the superintendent semi-finalist candidates. 

To maintain the integrity of the interview process, attendees will be required to remain in the room for the duration of each interview. Space is limited to 75 individuals for in-person attendance, necessitating prior registration through this form. Meeting room doors will be locked at the start of each interview to minimize disruptions. Guests may enter or leave during the break time between each interview.

Superintendent Interview Attendance Registration

To provide feedback while listening to the interview, attendees should use their mobile devices to scan the QR code that will be displayed for each candidate. Paper feedback forms will be available for participants who don’t have mobile devices or those with accessibility needs.

There will be a virtual option through Zoom to listen and provide feedback. There is no limit to the number of remote attendees for this meeting. Zoom participants will be given the link to the respective feedback form during each interview.

Feedback forms for the semi-finalists

Interview Time Candidate
8:15 a.m.

Chris Granger, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Blaine School District

9:15 a.m.

Helen Joung, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent 
Edmonds School District

10:15 a.m.

John Harrison
Chief of Staff
Bellevue School District

11:15 a.m.

Jay Jordan, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Bellingham Public Schools

1 p.m.

Christine Moloney, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Chehalis School District

2 p.m.

Mary Templeton, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Washougal School District

Applicant Pool Summary

April 9, 2024

The application process closed on April 5.  Here are some statistics from that pool:

Category Quantity
Completed Applicants 19
Male 13
Female 6
Doctorate Degrees 16
Washington State Superintendents 3
Former Washington State Superintendents 2
Out of State Superintendents 5 (ID, IL, IN, MT, Singapore)
Washington State Assistants / Directors 7
Out of State Assistant Superintendent 1 (IN)
Candidates identified as Persons of Color 3

Presubmit staff and community questions for the April 16, 17 & 18 finalists interviews

Students, staff and community members have the opportunity to submit interview questions to be asked during the community interview portion of our superintendent search. Please submit questions by Monday, April 15 at 5 p.m. using this form.

Questions for Finalists

Pre-submitted questions will be asked during the 6 p.m. sessions on April 16, 17 and 18. If time allows, participants may also be able to ask additional questions during the interviews. 

Finalist Schedule - April 16, 17 & 18

April 10, 2024

We're excited to invite our students, employees, families, and community members to meet our superintendent finalists.

  • Employees: Please choose the time that best fits your role.
  • Public forum: Participants are invited to attend in-person, or via Zoom.

Your participation is crucial in shaping our district's future, and we look forward to your valuable insights.

The Finalist Schedule (PDF) is available for download.

Time Department / Group Location
6:45 a.m. Candidate meets with Consultant  
7 to 7:45 a.m. LSSD Cabinet Team Board Room A
7:45 to 8:05 a.m. Superintendent Ken Collins Superintendent's Office
8:15 to 8:55 a.m. Student-led tour of campus and Q&A North Lake Middle School
9:05 to 9:50 a.m. Student-led tour of campus and Q&A Lake Stevens High School
10 to 10:40 a.m. Student-led tour of campus and Q&A Stevens Creek Elementary
11 to 11:45 a.m. Student-led tour of campus and Q&A Cavelero Mid High School
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch with Principals (no more than 12) Cavelero Mid High - Upstairs staff room
12:45 to 1:25 p.m. Student-led tour of campus and Q&A Glenwood Elementary
1:40 to 2:10 p.m. District Office Staff (including Supervisors and Managers) Board Room A
2:15 to 3 p.m.

Food Service / Bus Drivers / Grounds / Technology / Safety / Warehouse / OP

Non-instructional PSE members

Board Room A
3:10 to 3:45 p.m. Student Advisory Council Board Room A
4 to 4:45 p.m. Staff - Certificated and Paraeducators Board Room A
5 to 5:55 p.m. Executive Session
Dinner with School Board Members, candidate & spouse
ESC Upstairs Conference Room
6 to 7 p.m. Public Forum / Interviews Board Room A
7 to 8:30 p.m. Executive Session
Board Interview with Finalist (1 hr. interview; 30 min. discussion)
ESC Upstairs Conference Room

Past Updates

Superintendent Search Timeline

April 

  • 13: Preliminary interviews
  • 16-18: Final interviews and background checks
  • 19: Announcement of selection

July

  • New superintendent begins