• Superintendent search

    In December, Superintendent Rebecca Miner announced she would be resigning from her position effective June 30, 2021. Since then, the Shoreline School Board has been engaged in developing a national search for Shoreline Public Schools' next leader. GRRecruiting, a recruiting firm specializing in superintendent searches, was selected by the Board to support this important work.

    On this section of our website, you will find timelines and information related to the search for our next superintendent. A timeline of the process and updates are below and you can find additional information and materials on the webpages listed in the page directory (to the left if viewing on a computer screen or by tapping the pages button above if viewing on a mobile device).


    Superintendent Search Updates:

    On February 3, the School Board held a study session to review the superintendent search feedback survey and focus group data with GRRecruiting. They used that information to then develop a candidate profile of the characteristics most important to have in our next superintendent. You can view a recording of the meeting HERE and presentation slides HERE.

    During the meeting, the School Board established the following 10 desired characteristics for our next superintendent:

    1. Is an effective communicator, creating strong school and community relations.
    2. Provides sustained, systemic, and evidence-based interventions to obtain equitable access to learning for ALL students.
    3. Is a Trusted Leader who values ethics and integrity, by practicing moral authority.
    4. Builds strong diverse teams and promotes teamwork for success for all
    5. Is accountable and responsible for actions.
    6. Shows transparency by sharing the organization’s goals and challenges to promote staff engagement.
    7. Leads by example through collaborative and honest practices.
    8. Empowers others by promoting team strengths and a students first approach.
    9. Makes strategic, high-quality decisions with big-picture lens, while managing district resources.
    10. Fosters creativity, risk-taking, and innovation.

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: TBD) 

    April 12-13
    First round of interviews with selected candidates.

    April 13
    Meeting with consultant following the last interview. (Time: TBD) 

    April 26-27 
    Interview finalist candidate(s). (Optional)

    April 27
    Meeting with consultant following the last interview. (Time: TBD) 

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