06/11/2018: "SJI School District Hires Interim Superintendent"
Ms. Kari McVeigh has been hired as interim superintendent while the school board continues to look for a full time replacement of Danna Diaz, who resigned to take a position in eastern Washington.
According to a school press release Ms. McVeigh has extensive experience as an educator starting with eleven years in the classroom followed by work as a principal and superintendent in a wide variety of school settings.
“Ms. McVeigh’s credentials are stellar,” commented Board Chair John Kurtz, “and the fact that she is an island resident and has already worked coaching our principals means the lag time from hiring to starting effective leadership will be measured in days, not weeks or months.”
The interim superintendent position is for one year, allowing the Board with our stakeholders to conduct a thorough search process for a long-term superintendent.