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Parents, Staff Selected to Observe Superintendent Interviews


During the May 10 School Board regular meeting, the Snoqualmie Valley Board of Directors randomly selected five parent volunteers and two alternates, from a lottery drawing, to observe first-round interviews of superintendent candidates. Along with the parent volunteers, 11 others have been selected by stakeholder groups representing teachers, support staff, secretaries, principals, district administration, PTSA, and students. The first round of interviews will take place Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22. Candidates will be interviewed by the School Board, and observers may provide written feedback.


The parents selected are (alphabetically):  Stephen Kangas, Sinead Mettler, Doreen Moore, Mandi Smith, and Janell Wickersham, with alternates Rene Price (1st), Chris Alef (2nd). Other participants will include:  Nate Ziemkowski (teacher, SVEA), Michelle Pearlstein (secretary, SVASA), Karen Ann Wilder (bus driver, PSE), Greg Hart and John Norberg (principals), Kim Roeber (district office administrative assistant), Dan Schlotfeldt and Ryan Stokes (district administrators), Corrine Alef (PTSA Council), Mallory Golic and Chirag Vedullapalli (students).


On May 29, finalists will be invited back for interviews with the School Board, and will meet with district administration, principals and assistant principals. All staff, students and community members are invited to Town Hall meetings from 4-6:30 p.m. at Snoqualmie Fire Station. Attendees will have a chance to meet the finalists, submit questions for the candidates to address, and provide written feedback for the School Board to consider. Later that evening, during a School Board special meeting, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the District Office, the Board plans to take action to name the next superintendent.


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