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    Superintendent Search Updates:

    April 29, 2021

    Dr. Susana Reyes Selected to be the Next Superintendent of Shoreline Public Schools

    Susana Reyes

    After a five-month nationwide search for the next Superintendent of Shoreline Public Schools, the Shoreline School Board has selected Dr. Susana Reyes to be the district’s next leader. Dr. Reyes was unanimously approved by the school board following an executive session meeting earlier today. She will begin in the position on July 1, 2021, succeeding Dr. Rebecca Miner who will be leaving the district after seven years of service. 

    “We are incredibly excited to name Dr. Reyes as the next Superintendent of Shoreline Public Schools,” said School Board President Meghan Jernigan. “Dr. Reyes is a deeply collaborative leader who engages in her work with clarity and purpose. As a bilingual immigrant and first-generation college graduate, she brings a wealth of experience and perspective to our district. I’m so honored to welcome her to the Shoreline Schools community.”

    “I am honored, humbled, and thrilled to have been selected for this incredible opportunity to serve the students, families and staff of Shoreline Public Schools,” said Dr. Reyes. “I want to thank the school board and everyone who participated in the search and selection process. I cannot wait to get started and delve into the critical work of supporting the highest levels of success for each and every student we serve.”

    Dr. Reyes currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Pasco School District in Pasco, WA. Previously, Dr. Reyes served as Assistant Superintendent of Special Services for the Mead School District and the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for the Pullman School District in Pullman, WA. Her experience in public education includes serving as a principal, assistant principal, and bilingual elementary teacher for the Wapato School District.

    Dr. Reyes serves on the Washington State Board of Education. She is also a member of the board of the Washington Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents and a member of the Board of Trustees of College Spark Washington. Dr. Reyes was born in Mexico City and is a first-generation college graduate. She attended Wapato Public Schools and graduated from Wapato High School. Dr. Reyes earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Washington State University (WSU) as well as her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in education administration. She also holds a principal certificate and superintendent credential from WSU.


Superintendent Search Timeline

  • January 13-15
    Search consultant conducts individual interviews with school board members

    January 14
    Planning meeting held with Board representatives. 

    January 18
    Superintendent position announcement is shared nationally.

    January 18-29
    Superintendent Search Feedback Survey is shared with families, staff, students and community members 

    January 19-27     
    Focus groups are held with constituents and partner group representatives.  

    January 29          
    Deadline for input and feedback from constituents, partner groups and Board members. Online survey ends at midnight.

    February 3           
    Board Meeting from 7:00-9:00 pm to finalize Superintendent profile. Meeting agenda and links will be posted on our website calendar by February 1.

    March 26
    Deadline for all superintendent application materials.

    March 26 - April 4
    Paper screening and reference checking of applicants.

    April 7
    Consultant will present top candidates to the Board and provide a link to candidate materials and video and discuss candidates to be interviewed. The Board will also finalize interview questions for the first round of interviews. (Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm) 

    April 12-13
    First round of interviews with selected candidates. (Times: 12:00-6:00 pm on April 12 and 12:00-8:00 pm on April 13)

    April 13
    Meeting with consultant following the last interview. 

    April 27-28
    Interview finalist candidates.

    April 29
    Meeting with consultant in executive session following the last interview. 

    To be Determined
    Consultant will discuss contract terms with the finalist.
    Offer contract to finalist