Dear Hockinson Families,
Hello and Summer Greetings!
My name is Steve Marshall and I am excited to be your new Superintendent! I cannot begin to express my gratitude to the Hockinson School District Board of Directors for selecting me to lead the HSD and giving me the privilege to work for and with some very special people: Our district’s staff, students, and families. I will dedicate myself to continuing the Hockinson tradition of creating rich and exceptional learning opportunities in our schools.
I sought out this opportunity for many reasons. Like every educator, I want to make a positive difference in the lives of students. I also applied because of the kind of leader the Hockinson community was looking for in its Superintendent. The Superintendent position announcement contained this candidate description:
Honest and possessing integrity. Approachable, accessible, humble, and a good fit for our community. Highly visible in the schools and community. Experienced with teaching and instruction as well as managing an organization. Fiscally conservative/prudent with money. Focused on making sure that all of our students are given the opportunity to succeed.
I, too, believe that these are important attributes in a school leader and having this in common is a great starting point as we explore how we can take our schools to the next level of excellence. Great schools are a team effort that involves students, staff, and families. With this in mind, I will be reaching out to you in a variety of ways over the next few months. I want to get better acquainted with you and your expectations of and hopes for Hockinson schools. Your voice is essential to creating a shared vision for a quality education that will ultimately benefit every one of our students.
The Hockinson School District has an impressive history. Today, our schools continue to reach new heights. But plenty of challenges and opportunities remain. By working together, we will ensure a bright future for the HSD. This future starts with us and it starts now!
I look forward to joining the Hockinson community and meeting you in person soon -