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SVSD Leadership Transitions for the 2020-21 School Year

We welcomed four new administrators to our Snoqualmie Valley School District this summer.

 

Scott Beebe - Executive Director of Digital Learning and Innovation

 Scott Beebe

 Scott Beebe was hired as Executive Director of Digital Learning this summer, to lead our district’s instructional technology system of support, a vital and timely role due to the pandemic necessitating our shift to full remote teaching and learning.  He brings a wealth of experience and a depth of knowledge to build on our efforts around digital learning and promote a culture of innovation to empower and engage all learners in our district – both staff and students. Beebe joins our district from the Marysville School District where he served as Assistant Superintendent, CIO, CTO, and Director of Technology over the past six years. Prior, he was an elementary school principal and IT Supervisor for the Northshore School District, a Technology Learning Programs consultant for the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD), and a classroom teacher and tech specialist in the Kent School District.  He earned BS and MA degrees from University of Puget Sound in Teaching/Integrating Technology, and his principal and administration certificates from the UW Danforth Educational Leadership Program.  He and his wife live in Snohomish with his son who attends high school, while two daughters attend WSU.

 

Nicole Fitch - Executive Director of Student Services

 Nicole Fitch

 Nicole Fitch is leading our Student Services department which supports our district’s K-12 Special Education, Transition Learning Center (ages 18-21), Preschool Program, Child Find developmental screening, English Learners, McKinney Vento/homeless student support, 504 Plan accommodations, Behavioral Health supports, mental health screening, Highly Capable student support, and other special services. She is joining our district from Seattle Public Schools where she was a Special Education Director for the past three years. She was also a high school principal in the Highline School District. Prior, she lived in Brooklyn, New York, where she was an assistant principal, a special education teacher for grades 9-12, and literacy coach. Fitch earned a master’s degree from Harvard University in Education in Language and Literacy, and an advanced master’s degree in Leadership for Educational Change in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education. She has also worked in the New York Re-Engagement Program, as a talent coach for the NYC Dept. of Education, and as a lecturer for graduate level courses in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Fitch lives in Snoqualmie with her husband and 3-year-old twins. She replaced Nancy Meeks who retired in July.

 

Chris Hill – Athletic/Activities Director, Mount Si High School

 Chris Hill

 Chris Hill joins the Mount Si High School staff as activities director to oversee coordination of athletics, clubs and extracurricular activities. He recently moved from Moses Lake where he was the athletic director, Career and Technical Education (CTE) director and assistant principal at Royal City High School. Previously, he was athletic director, assistant principal, history teacher and football coach at Goldendale High School. He began his career in education teaching history and coaching football, basketball and baseball at Manson High School and Waterville High School. His love of sports began as a student at Royal City High School, playing on state champion teams in football and baseball. Hill has BA in History/Education from Washington State University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership/Principal from Grand Canyon University. Hill replaces Darren Brown, who opted to teach fulltime this fall.

 

Josh Young – Assistant Principal, Timber Ridge Elementary School

 Josh Young

Josh Young is the new assistant principal at Timber Ridge Elementary School. He joins us from the Kent School District where he was assistant principal at Covington Elementary, coordinating the school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative and leading their Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Team.  Previously, he taught grades 5/6 in the Kent and Highline school districts for many years. Young earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from Washington State University and his master’s degree from Western Governors University. He received his Educational Leadership and Administrative Certificate from City University. Josh and his family are residents of the Snoqualmie Valley. (His youngest of two children starts kindergarten this year!) He will partner with Kaaren Kim, who was promoted to TRES principal, as announced earlier, replacing Amy Wright who moved.