Community and staff members will meet candidates for Clover Park School District‚Äôs deputy superintendent and elementary school principal positions at Carter Lake and Park Lodge Elementary Schools today and tomorrow.
Candidates for deputy superintendent are:
John McCrossin Jr.
John McCrossin is currently the principal of Surprise Lake Middle School in the Fife School District. He has also served as a high school principal, an assistant principal, attendance coordinator/assistant athletic director, athletic director and teacher.
McCrossin earned his bachelor‚Äôs degree from Western Washington University, his master‚Äôs degree in educational administration from the University of Puget Sound and his superintendent certification from Seattle Pacific University.
Diana Pratt is currently the principal of Kentlake High School in the Kent School District. She has also served as an assistant principal, dean of students and elementary principal intern in the Auburn School District.
Pratt earned her bachelor‚Äôs degree from Central Washington University and her master‚Äôs degree from Washington State University. She completed her superintendent certification in 2006.
Keith Rittel is currently the principal of Kamiak High School in Mukilteo School District. He has also served as high school principal in Anacortes and as an assistant high school principal in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has taught high school in Utah and British Columbia, Canada.
Keith earned his bachelor‚Äôs degree from the University of Rochester and received his
master‚Äôs degree in education administration from the University of Utah. He will complete his superintendent certification program this month at Western Washington University.
Candidates for elementary school principal are:
Paul Douglas is currently the principal of Olympic Middle School in Auburn School District. Prior to his current position, he was an assistant principal at Ferruci Junior High in Puyallup School District, where he also served as an administrative intern at Ballou Junior High. He also served as a summer school elementary principal. He began his education career as a special education teacher.
Paul earned his bachelor‚Äôs degree from Western Washington University and obtained his teaching certification from Pacific Lutheran University. He received his master‚Äôs degree in education administration from City University and will complete Seattle University‚Äôs superintendent certification program in July 2008.
Robert Eric Richards
Eric Richards is currently the dean of students at Wildwood Elementary School in Federal Way Public Schools, where he is also serving as the Summer Bridge Director. He has also been a teacher at Camelot and Green Gables Elementary Schools.
Eric earned his bachelor‚Äôs and master‚Äôs degrees from Central Washington University.
Interviews and public forums will be held Wednesday, June 11 for the deputy superintendent candidates and Thursday, June 12 for the elementary school principal candidates.
Public forums begin at 6 p.m. in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, in Lakewood.
Each candidate will have approximately 30 minutes to give a short presentation and answer questions from the school community. Forum participants will be asked to provide written feedback with their impressions and considerations of each candidate.
For more information, call the superintendent‚Äôs office at 583-5190.