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Okanogan School District Announces Finalists for Superintendent Interviews

Nov 22, 2017

The Okanogan School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that they have selected three candidates to interview for their superintendent vacancy. The candidates selected for interviews are:

  • Mr. Joseph Castilleja - Sunnyside, WA
  • Mrs. Ashley Goetz – Okanogan, WA
  • Mr. Richard McFarland – Dallas, OR

Interviews are scheduled to be conducted the week of December 4. 2017. Numerous stakeholder groups will have the opportunity to meet the final candidates and submit input to the board about each of them. The board intends to make their selection by December 11, 2017.

Okanogan School District retained the services of McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. to assist in conducting their search. The consultants reviewed, screened, and conducted extensive background checks on seventeen applicants. On November 21, 2017, the consultants presented the applicants to the Board of Education and provided them detailed background information on each applicant. The board selected three candidates as finalists.

After the superintendent has been hired, Don Hague will facilitate a Board/Superintendent workshop to assist in the establishment of performance objectives for the new superintendent. 

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