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Board to interview candidates for superintendent
School board to interview six semifinalist candidates for superintendent
Posted on 01/17/2020
School board to interview six semifinalist candidates for superintendent

A new superintendent to lead the district into the next decade is scheduled to be named by the Puyallup School Board as soon as January 31, 2020.  


The following six candidates have been invited to interview as the board moves through the search process. They will hold preliminary public interviews on January 25:

     •   8:00 a.m.   Dr. Shaun Carey, Deputy Superintendent, Franklin Pierce School District 
     •   9:00 a.m.   Dr. Joshua Almy, Deputy Superintendent, Issaquah School District 
  10:00 a.m.  Dr. John Polm, Superintendent, Port Townsend School District 
11:00 a.m.  Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh, Executive Director of Instructional Leadership, Highline Public Schools

•   1:00 p.m.   Dr. Jennifer Bethman, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, Bethel School District 

•   2:00 p.m.   Dr. Christine Moloney, Chief Academic Officer, Puyallup School District 


The community is invited to attend these semifinalist interviews on January 25, 2020 at Ferrucci Junior High, 3213 Wildwood Park Drive, Puyallup.


The board will interview each semifinalist in front of a live audience. Each candidate will have 50 minutes. Audience feedback forms will be available and collected for the board. At the conclusion of the semi-finalist interviews, the board will meet in Executive Session to determine up to three finalists for the position. 


Once the finalists are selected, they will be invited to spend a day in the district. One finalist will be featured each day. Candidates will participate individually in evening community forums scheduled from 6-7 p.m. on January 28, 29, and 30 at Ballou Junior High, 9916 136th St. E., Puyallup. Audience feedback forms will be available. The board will then meet in Executive Session with each candidate for their final interview. 


A formal announcement of the superintendent selection is expected to occur at a short open public meeting on Friday, January 31 at 9:00 a.m. at the Education Service Center.