LPOSD superintendent interviewing in Wenatchee

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Depending on a decision by Wenatchee School District, local school officials could be searching for a new superintendent.

Shawn Woodward.

The Wenatchee School District Board of Directors announced that Shawn Woodward, now superintendent of Lake Pend Oreille School District, is a finalist in their hunt for a new superintendent. Woodward faces competition from two other educators, Dr. Paul Gordon and Michael Musick, Ph.D., in his bid for the position.

Woodward traveled to Wenatchee, Wash., for a Wednesday afternoon forum to introduce himself and field questions from the community. If selected, Woodward would replace outgoing Wenatchee Superintendent Brian Flones, who is slated to leave his office in August.

The LPOSD superintendent for almost seven years, Woodward was selected by the LPOSD board to replace outgoing superintendent Dick Cvitanich in July 2012.

“Under Woodward’s collaborative leadership style the Lake Pend Oreille School District has thrived over the last seven years,” reads his bio on the Wenatchee School District website. “The school district has been recognized at the state and national level for student growth and achievement, as well as increasing equity and access to advanced placement courses for traditionally underrepresented students. The school district is also well known for creating innovative choice options for families. They were the first district in the state of Idaho to develop a Homeschool Academy and one of the first to develop a mastery-based learning high school with an emphasis on experiential education.”

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