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Two candidates are finalists for superintendent - 02/24/21

The Vancouver Public Schools board of directors narrowed the selection for superintendent to two candidates after meeting in executive session on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Finalists for superintendent are:

  • Dr. Kenneth (Chris) Hurst, superintendent, Othello School District, Othello, WA
  • Dr. Jeff Snell, superintendent, Camas School District, Camas, WA

“We would have been thrilled to hire any one of the four semifinalists, and we appreciate the time they spent in our interview process,” said Kyle Sproul, board president. “Each candidate participated in a public webinar in addition to virtual interviews with the board and a stakeholder team. Based on the feedback we received and their impressive credentials, Dr. Hurst and Dr. Snell have been invited for a final round of interviews with the board.”

The board will hold in-person interviews with the two finalists on March 3. The board will convene a public meeting and then recess to an executive session for the interviews with possible action to follow. The interviews will not be open to the public.

More information about the candidates can be found on Vancouver Public Schools’ website.

Reminder: Community invited to webinar with superintendent candidates - 02/16/21

School district employees, students, families and community members will have an opportunity to learn about the semi-finalist candidates for Vancouver Public Schools’ next superintendent. A webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. will allow the public to view candidates’ responses to interview questions.

Zoom link: https://vansd.zoom.us/j/86142411158

Schedule and candidates

  • 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Dr. Karen D. Cheser, superintendent, Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Fort Thomas, KY
  • 6:40 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.: Dr. Jeff Snell, superintendent, Camas School District, Camas, WA
  • 7:20 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.: Dr. Kenneth (Chris) Hurst, superintendent, Othello School District, Othello, WA
  • 8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Dr. Héctor Rico, director of diversity, equity and inclusion, Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, CA

Candidates will respond to a set of questions in a forum-style interview. The webinar will be facilitated by Travis Boeh, co-president of the Vancouver principals’ association and principal at McLoughlin Middle School. The event will be recorded and posted on the district’s website. 

Interpretation in Spanish, Russian and American Sign Language will be provided. 

After the webinar, viewers may provide their feedback on the candidates by completing an online form. The feedback forms must be submitted by Feb. 23 for consideration by the board.

The board plans to select two finalists and then conduct in-person interviews of those candidates.

Learn more about the process of selecting the next superintendent.

Vancouver Public Schools superintendent retiring - 02/11/21

Board also names interim superintendent and finalists in search for new superintendent

The Vancouver Public Schools board of directors announced the retirement of Superintendent Steve Webb from his position during Thursday night’s public meeting.

The board of directors and Dr. Webb mutually agreed to part ways. Dr. Webb joined Vancouver Public Schools as deputy superintendent in 2006 before being appointed superintendent in 2008.

“I am immensely grateful to this community, our partners, school board members past and present and all of our incredible employees over the years who have made a difference in the lives of children,” said Webb. “Together, we have left an indelible legacy, transformed students’ lives, built new partnerships and strengthened our community.”

“The board is grateful for Dr. Webb’s long service to the district on behalf of children and families,” said Kyle Sproul, Vancouver Public Schools’ board president. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

During Thursday’s meeting, the board also voted on and approved a motion to name Kathy Everidge as interim superintendent.

During her 38-year career with Vancouver Public Schools, Everidge has served in numerous key roles from teacher to school principal before joining the district’s administrative team. She was appointed to the role of assistant superintendent for human resources in 2016.

“The board’s top priority right now is making sure the needs of our students are being met while we complete the search for the new superintendent,” Sproul said. “Kathy’s depth of experience at every level of education makes her the perfect choice to guide us through this transition.”

During Thursday’s meeting, the board decided on the following four finalists for the superintendent position.

  • Dr. Karen D. Cheser, superintendent, Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Fort Thomas, KY
  • Dr. Kenneth (Chris) Hurst, superintendent, Othello School District, Othello, WA
  • Dr. Héctor Rico, director of diversity, equity and inclusion, Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Dr. Jeff Snell, superintendent, Camas School District, Camas, WA

Students, parents and the greater Vancouver community will get an opportunity to meet and learn more about all of the candidates at a community webinar via Zoom scheduled for Tuesday, February 16. More information on the webinar can be found at the Vancouver Public Schools website.

As the board discussed in last week’s meeting, the district remains on track for the scheduled return of sixth graders to the classroom on Monday, Feb. 22, and seventh and eighth graders on Monday, March 1.

“Deputy Superintendent Mike Stromme has been instrumental in preparing staff and parents for this return to the classroom,” Sproul said. “He will continue to spearhead these efforts in the coming weeks, and we appreciate his leadership during this crucial transition.”
 

Community invited to webinar with superintendent candidates - 02/09/21

School district employees, students, families and community members will have an opportunity to learn about the finalist candidates for Vancouver Public Schools’ next superintendent. A webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. will allow the public to view candidates’ responses to interview questions. The webinar will be on Zoom at this link: https://vansd.zoom.us/j/86142411158

Information about the candidates will be provided prior to the webinar.

Candidates will respond to a set of questions in a forum-style interview. The webinar will be facilitated by Travis Boeh, co-president of the Vancouver principals’ association and principal at McLoughlin Middle School. The event will be recorded and posted on the district’s website.

After the webinar, viewers may submit their feedback on the candidates by completing a form that will be provided on the district’s website.

The board plans to select the next superintendent by late February or early March.

Interpretation in Spanish, Russian and American Sign Language will be provided.

Learn more about the process of selecting the next superintendent.