Reminder: Edmonds School District community feedback sessions Nov. 4-6 for superintendent search

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors is searching for a replacement for Kris McDuffy as the Edmonds School District superintendent. McDuffy announced in August that she will be retiring at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

The board has chosen Ray and Associates, Inc. as the executive leadership search firm to assist in finding a new superintendent.

During its search, the district is inviting students, staff, families and community members to join one of upcoming community input sessions, which will last approximately 45 minutes.

Dates and times include:

  • Nov. 4 – Alderwood Middle School-Commons, 1132 172nd St. S.W., Lynnwood
    • 3:15 p.m.
    • 4:30 p.m.
    • 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 4 – College Place Middle School-Commons, 7501 208th St. S.W., Lynnwood
    • 3:15 p.m.
    • 4:30 p.m.
    • 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 5 – Brier-Terrace Middle School-Commons, 22200 Brier Road, Brier
    • 3:15 p.m.
    • 4:30 p.m.
    • 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 6 – Educational Services Center Boardrooms, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood 
    • 9 a.m.
    • 11 a.m.
    • 12:30 p.m.
    • 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 6 – Meadowdale Middle School-Commons, 6500 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood
    • 3:15 p.m.
    • 4:30 p.m.
    • 6:30 p.m.

Community members are also invited to take an online survey available through Nov. 16:

The district will announce its decision on the new superintendent in April 2020.

One Reply to “Reminder: Edmonds School District community feedback sessions Nov. 4-6 for superintendent search”

  1. This process is off to a really disappointing start. ESD desperately needs input from families in the district, but they’re not making that very convenient. Tuesday night I tried to attend the meeting at Brier Terrace MS, but due to another event at the school, it took a while to find parking. Then due to a lack of signage indicating where to go, I arrived at the meeting 10 minutes late, to find that the search consultant had already left. Wednesday I tried to attend the meeting at Meadowdale MS, and the consultant actually was there, but not in the place advertised, so we never met as I sat for 20 minutes waiting in the advertised location. Now I’ve been offered a 1 on 1 meeting, which is great for me but what about others who want to weigh in? The online survey was not useful and provided very little opportunity for specific input. In my opinion this is a prime example of one of the most significant challenges we’ve observed with the current superintendent: not prioritizing clear and effective communication. Please reach out to ESD and request an extension of this interview process and better community outreach to get more meaningful input from families in the district.

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