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Superintendent of Schools

CLOSED! - Snoqualmie Valley School District - Congratulations Dr. Lance Gibbon!

Start Date:As Mutually Agreed UponEnrollment:7,200
Website:Visit WebsiteState:WA
Compensation:The Board expects to offer an initial multi-year contract with total annual compensation in the range of $290,000. The final compensation package will be based upon proven experience, qualifications, and meeting Board criteria.

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The Snoqualmie Valley School District is located in the scenic foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, approximately 30 miles east of Seattle. The District is one of the largest school districts in the state, covering more than 400 square miles and serving the communities of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City and surrounding areas of unincorporated King County. Snoqualmie Valley's award-winning schools serve approximately 7,200 students, ranging in ages from preschool through 12th grade, and special needs students through age 21.

The District's mission is to prepare all Snoqualmie Valley students for college, career, and citizenship. To accomplish this, schools provide rigorous academic curriculum, career education options, a broad range of extracurricular experiences, extensive technology resources and student support services, in a positive and safe environment. With a commitment to continuous school improvement, the District focuses heavy support to develop and sustain great teaching in every classroom. Educators are offered superior professional development, instructional coaching, peer mentor support, and in-depth technology training.

Student achievement has continued to trend upward in recent years. The District graduation rate has improved in recent years, with 92.8% graduating in four years from the Class of 2017 (95% at Mount Si High School). Snoqualmie Valley is the only school district in Washington State and one of only five districts in the nation to earn the prestigious AP Honor Roll distinction for six consecutive years from 2010 to 2015; this award recognizes increased student participation and improved performance on rigorous college-level Advanced Placement exams. On a national website (, the Snoqualmie Valley School District has been ranked 6th in Washington State, based on reading and math test data in 2018.

The District is comprised of six elementary schools (P-5), two middle schools (6-8), one comprehensive high school (9-12), one alternative school (8-12), an online learning program, and a Parent Partnership Program (K-10) for families who prefer to school their children at home. Student enrollment has grown 20% over the past ten years. Thanks to the community's support of a school bond in 2015, the District is developing more capacity to serve students at all grade levels. A new elementary school opened in the fall of 2016. Construction is underway to completely rebuild and expand Mount Si High School. The new high school, set to open in 2019, will serve up to 2,300 students in grades 9-12. This expansion will enable the District to convert its freshman campus into a middle school for grades 6-8, by the fall of 2019 as well.

Life in the Snoqualmie Valley offers small-town community connections, as well as close proximity to urban amenities. Residents have access to stunning views, abundant outdoor opportunities (skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, river recreation, etc.) and unique natural wonders such as Snoqualmie Falls and Mount Si. In addition to high-performing schools, the one-time timber and railroad communities feature small shops, family-owned restaurants, and seasonal farmers markets and festivals. In 2015, Snoqualmie was recognized among the top five "Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine. For more information about the Snoqualmie Valley School District, refer to the District Fact Sheet or the District Strategic Plan for its five-year plan.

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