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Six varied candidates vying for CKSD job

The Central Kitsap School Board has selected six superintendent candidates for preliminary interviews. The community is invited to attend these interviews on Wednesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 1, from 3:30-9 p.m. in the Ridgetop Junior High School library.

“We were impressed with the pool of candidates,” said Chris Stokke, CKSD board president. The six were chosen from 18 applications.

The six candidates are:

Debra Aungst — assistant superintendent for management services, Puyallup School District.

She has also served as assistant superintendent of business and business manager in Renton School District. Aungst received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Washington University in 1982 and her master’s degree in Business Administration from Seattle University in 1990.

Dr. Tim Culver — superintendent, Sun Prairie (Wisc.) Area School District.

He previously served as assistant superintendent of the Marysville School District, where he also served as a principal and assistant principal. Culver received his bachelor’s in education from Seattle Pacific College in 1975, his master’s degree in education from the University of Washington in 1979, and his doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University in 1994.

Gregory Lynch — dean of academics, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

He has served as the director of the Army School at Fort Leavenworth, was a brigade commander at Fort Polk, La., and was the deputy commander of the U.S. Army Training Center at Fort Polk. Lynch received his bachelor’s in early childhood education and human behavior and development from Drexel University in 1977, his master’s degree in management from Webster University in 1989, and is currently seeking a degree in education administration from Benedictine College.

Fred Maiocco — assistant superintendent of support services, Aurora (Colo.) Public Schools.

He has previously served as the assistant superintendent in the Richland School District and as the transportation director in the Issaquah School District. Maiocco received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the U.S. Military Academy in 1986, his master’s degree in business administration from Washington State University in 2001, and his doctorate in education and business from WSU in 2004.

Bernard Oliver — assistant superintendent for high school education, Virginia Beach (Va.) City Public Schools.

His past experience includes serving as a dean, professor and endowed chair at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and as a dean and professor at WSU. Bernard received his bachelor’s in physical education and history from California State University - Hayward in 1971, his master’s in education from Stanford University in 1972, and his doctor ate in teacher education from Stanford in 1978.

Richard Schulte — superintendent of the Oak Harbor School District on Whidbey Island.

His past experience includes serving as the assistant superintendent for the Oak Harbor School District, and as the interim principal of Bremerton High School. Schulte received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1971, his certification in elementary education from the University of Montana in 1973, his master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Washington in 1980, and his doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University in 1987.

Following the preliminary interviews, the Board will select up to three finalists. One finalist will visit the district each day April 12 -14. Community members, parents, and students are invited to meet the finalists each day at 5 p.m. in the Ridgetop Junior High library. The Board of Directors anticipates announcing the new superintendent no later than April 28 during its regular meeting at Clear Creek Elementary. CK’s Superintendent Cathy Davidson is retiring at the end of June. Her replacement will start July 1.

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