Superintendent finalist profiles

Last Updated: 2/27/2019 10:05 PM

Steven Marshall

Professional Experience

Director of Educational Resources, Camas School District – 2017-present
Principal, Camas High School – 2008-2017
Associate Principal, Mountain View High School – 2002-2008
Seven years teaching experience at middle and high school levels


M.E. in Educational Leadership from WSU
B.S. from Portland State University
Superintendent Certification from WSU


Gary Neal

Professional Experience

Superintendent, Sequim School District – 2015-present
Assistant Superintendent, Sequim – 2014-2015
Principal, West Valley High School, Spokane – 2005-2014
Ten years of other administrative assignments
Fourteen years teaching at the high school level


M.A. in Administration from Gonzaga
B.S. from WSU
Superintendent Certification from WSU

Ellen Perconti

Professional Experience

Superintendent, Mary Knight and Grapeview School Districts – 2014-present
Superintendent/Principal, West Bonner County School District, Priest River, Idaho – 2012-2014
Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction, Lewiston Independent School District, Lewiston, Idaho – 2002-2012
Twelve years teaching music


Ph.D. in Education from the University of Idaho
M.S. in Music Education from University of Idaho
B.S. in Music Education and Music Therapy, University of Iowa
Superintendent Certification – reciprocity with Idaho

Tony Vandermaas

Professional Experience

Executive Director of Leadership and Learning, Longview School District – 2017-present
Principal, Ridgefield High School – 2007-2017
Five years of other administrative experience
Five years of high school teaching experience


M.E. in Administration from WSU
B.S. Iowa State University
Superintendent Certification from WSU

Public invited to March 4 community forum

HSD is hosting a community forum Monday, March 4, where district residents may participate in the process of selecting the district’s next superintendent. 

From 5 to 5:15 p.m., attendees will be invited to submit interview questions. Then, beginning at 5:30, they are invited to observe as Roger Rada of Northwest Leadership Associates, which is conducting the superintendent search process, interviews candidates, one at a time, for a half hour each.

At the end of the interviews, attendees are invited to submit feedback forms and join the candidates for coffee and cookies.

The event will be held at Hockinson High School in the multi-purpose room.

Sandra Yager, who has served as superintendent of HSD for eight years, resigned her position in November, effective at the end of the school year.