•Geographically quite large •Three distinct •communities (all unincorporated) • Glenoma • Randle • Packwood •Decreased enrollment in the last decade •Significant superintendent turnoverDistrict Context
Applied for a job Began to look Interview in as an internal for jobs with White Pass: two candidate: one specific sided sided attributes Didn‟t get the Not place bound Offered job job but not limitless Wanted another Should I stay or Negotiated interview and should I try to contract and ultimately a go? made the move positionMy path to today
Finishing Demolition ofNegotiations construction on two schools a new school Hiring staff And then…There’s no “easing in…”
August 16, 2011When you have one new boardmember…
Closing some chapters in thedistrict’s history…
Join, join, join ◦ Trail riders club ◦ Theater supporters ◦ Friends of the museum Attend, attend, attend ◦ Games ◦ Community events (fire hall breakfast, pet ministry breakfast) ◦ Senior luncheons Be visibleBecoming a community member
Situations arose in which: • I had no previous knowledge upon which to draw • Google couldn‟t help me • WSDDA did not have any recommended policies or sample letters • I had to figure it out…fastI‟ve had my share of “cougar”moments (and I am not talking aboutthe „cougs).