Superintendent Search

After six years of leading the Northshore School District, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid has announced she will leave the District at the end of the 2021-22 school year. The Northshore Board of Directors will launch a formal process to seek the next superintendent of our school district. 

The School Board is committed to a transparent and thorough process, and invite you to return to this page for updates that will include more details about how community members, families, students, and staff may engage in the process moving forward, the anticipated timeline, and other updates.


Northshore School Board selects priority traits for interim superintendent

Using feedback from 4,162 students, parents, staff and community members, the Northshore School District School Board determined eleven traits desired in an interim superintendent during their May 17 meeting.   

The School Board is conducting a search for a high-quality interim superintendent to lead the district for the next year, following the resignation of Dr. Michelle Reid, who is leaving the district after six years to take a superintendency on the East Coast. A robust search will be conducted in the fall for the permanent superintendent, with an expected start date in the summer of 2023. 

Survey results 

The online survey asking feedback about the district and the interim superintendent qualifications was open May 5-13. The Northshore community was asked to respond to a number of aspects of our district and our work. Participants said the number one selling point is that the district is made up of amazing, caring, and dedicated staff, teachers, students, and parents. You can read the full survey presentation here

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The full timeline is being determined and will serve as a calendar of important dates and milestones in the community input and selection process. It will be updated as needed.

Commitment to a Comprehensive and Transparent Process

The Northshore School District School Board is moving forward in the search for the next Superintendent of our district. They will work with Dr. Reid to ensure a smooth transition while they also develop the process and timeline for identifying a qualified educator to fill this leadership role.

Thank you to Dr. Reid for her leadership over the past six years. During this timeframe, 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. We will be looking for someone to continue the legacy of high-quality education for Northshore School District. To read more about Dr. Reid’s accomplishments during her tenure visit here.