Superintendent Search 
 
School Board of Directors recommends Whitney Meissner as the next Superintendent of La Conner Schools pending a background check and subsequent contract being offered on February 27. 
 
Whitney Meissner  
 
Please contact Business Manager Bonnie Haley at bhaley@lc.k12.wa.us or (360) 466-3171 with any questions.   
  

 
Current Activities 
 
Finalists - Announced February 4, 2017
The Board of Directors have chosen the following candidates to move forward:

Brian Isakson
Kenny Renner-Singer
Whitney Meissner

Thank you to all of you who came to participate in the process. 
 
Semi-Finalists - Announced February 2, 2017
The six semi-finalists selected by the Board of Directors to interview on Saturday are:
 
Brian Isakson
K.C. Knudson
Linda Martin
Whitney Meissner
Kelly Raymond
Kenny Renner-Singer
 
Please see attached a short biography of each candidate.  Superintendent Semi-Finalists Biographies
 
The interviews on Saturday are public and participation is strongly encouraged.  Rating and feedback forms will be provided for anyone attending to fill out.  All feedback will go directly to the Board of Directors before they choose their final three.  
 
The interview schedule is as follows:
8:15 - Brian Isakson
9:15 - KC Knudson
10:15 - Kenny Renner-Singer
12:30 - Linda Martin
1:30 - Whitney Meissner
2:30 - Kelly Raymond
 
 
 
 
 
Survey -  Position description and leadership profile survey on web
 
Current Events/Timeline:   
  
February,  2017 
  • Semi-finalists to be announced by February 2, 2017
  • February 4, 2017 - all day - Preliminary Interviews (open to the public) - AGENDA
  • February 7,8,9 2017 - Finalist Interviews (one candidate per day), 6:00pm evening community forums followed by closed board interviews
  • February 10, 2017 - 8:30am Executive Session, 9:00am Special Session for possible action to appoint successful candidate
  • February 27, 2017 - 5:30pm Regular meeting with agenda item for appointment of finalist
  • February Calendar
 
July,  2017 
  • New Superintendent begins 07/01/2017
 
  
Timeline of past events:   
 
January,  2016 
  • January 9, 2017 - 5:30pm Special Session: Mid-Search Report
  • January 23, 2017 - Position closes, all application materials due from candidates to NWLA
  • January 30, 2017 - 5:00pm School Board Closed Executive Session to screen applicants
  • January Calendar 
December,  2016 
Vacancy announcements
 
November
November 21, 4:30pm Study Session with School Board of Directors - Agenda: Review results of stakeholder forums and discuss job description specifics
 
October 2016 
NWLA held meetings with stakeholders including the community, parents, staff, etc to gather input on the attributes sought for the new superintendent.  Results from these sessions are scheduled to be presented to the school board on November 21st in a study session.  
 
September 2016
School Board will approve a search plan and timeline prepared with Northwest Leadership Associates.  The plan and timeline will be announced and posted.  Click here for tentative draft timeline:  Draft Superintendent Search Timeline
 
June 27, 2016
School Board to announce selection of Northwest Leadership Associates to conduct the Superintendent Search. 
 
June 14, 2016
Board to conduct interviews with consultant finalists 
 
May 23, 2016
School Board to review submitted proposals.
 
May 18, 2016
Extended RFP Deadline.  Proposals due by 5:00pm.   
 
May 10, 2016
District notifies consultant list of extended deadline.  
 
May 9, 2016
Board reviewed RFP proposals and took action to extend the RFP deadline to May 18th due to the lack or responses.  
 
April 22, 2016
RFP responses due 
 
April 1, 2016
District announces request for proposals for search consultants.  
 
March 28, 2016
School Board approves draft request for proposals
 
February 22, 2016
Superintendent, Tim Bruce announces resignation effective June 30, 2016. 
 

At their regular meeting on February 22, 2016, the School Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Superintendent, Dr. Tim Bruce effective June 30, 2016.    The School Board has since offered an interim position of Superintendent to former Director of Curriculum, Assessment, Athletics and AVID, Peg Seeling while the Board searches for a candidate to take the position beginning no later than July 1, 2017. 
  
At their June 2016 regular Board Meeting, the School Board approved consulting with Northwest Leadership Associates to conduct the Superintendent search and assist the district in its efforts.
 
Northwest Leadership Associates have assigned two local representatives to conduct the La Conner Search: Dr. Wayne Robertson, former Superintendent of Edmonds and Lakewood School Districts, and Mark Venn, former Superintendent of Sedro Woolley School District.  For more information about Northwest Leadership Associates please click here:  Northwest Leadership Associates - Introductory Proposal Letter.
 
 
 
 
Last Modified on February 10, 2017
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