Rebecca Miner is the new superintendent of Shoreline Schools, effective July 1.
“I am honored to have the privilege to be joining the Shoreline School District,” Miner said. “My visits here and conversations with members of the community have demonstrated the close-knit nature of the District. I look forward to having the opportunity to serve the board, staff, families and community members of Shoreline in the coming years as we build on your tradition of excellence.”
Over the next several months Superintendent Miner will be “Hitting the Ground Listening and Learning,” according to her entry plan, as she becomes familiar with the District.
For the past three years, Miner was the superintendent of the White Pass School District in Randle, Wash., near Mount Rainier. Her prior experience includes four years as assistant superintendent in the Washougal School District, where her primary focus was on teaching, learning and assessment. She served two years as special services administrator in the Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, Wash. Her building level experience includes serving as associate principal at Columbia River High School and three years as associate principal at McLoughlin Middle School in Vancouver.
As a teacher for nine years, she taught English, journalism, American Studies, and advised the student newspaper at Kelso High School; she taught social studies at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and taught Spanish and Special Education at McLoughlin Middle School, both in Vancouver.
Miner earned her B.A. in English at Lake Forest College north of Chicago. She earned her Masters in Teaching at Willamette University, Salem, Ore. Her superintendent credential is from Washington State University, where she is now completing her doctorate in educational leadership. She was raised in Vancouver and graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School.
She succeeds Sue Walker, who retired June 30 after eight years as superintendent, completing a 40-year career with Shoreline Schools.