Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid has announced she will leave the District at the end of the 2021-22 school year

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid has announced she will leave the District at the end of the 2021-22 school year

Dear Northshore Community,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to thank Dr. Michelle Reid for six years of stellar, selfless collaboration in serving the students, staff, and families of the Northshore School District. It has been an honor to serve with a nationally recognized leader in the field of K-12 education, as she steered us through the challenges of a global pandemic and instantaneous shift to virtual education. 

Under Dr. Reid's tenure, the Northshore School District has maintained some of the highest graduation rates in the state and has been recognized for steady and significant progress toward equitable and inclusive practices, including two elementary schools that serve as state demonstration sites for inclusive practices. Dr. Reid led the removal of many barriers, making HiCap screening, elementary music and advanced courses accessible to all—just to name a few. She did this all while steadily increasing input from the community in the planning for Northshore's future. In addition, she has been instrumental in passing measures in two major bond cycles, which leave Northshore better equipped to maintain the educational excellence our community has come to expect. The School Board will work with Dr. Reid to ensure a smooth transition while we also develop the process and timeline for identifying a qualified educator to fill this leadership role.

It is natural and understandable that Dr. Reid’s talents and expertise would be in high demand and sought after by school districts who would seek similar progress. We wish her all success as she begins her leadership journey at Fairfax County Public Schools.

Thank you,

Board President Jacqueline McGourty, Ph.D. 


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This letter was signed by Northshore School Board President Jacqueline McGourty, Ph.D., on behalf of the school board and Northshore Education Association President Robbi Reed on behalf of the association and was distributed to all Washington State Legislators, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Governor.

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