Clover Park School District (CPSD) deputy superintendent Doug Kernutt and administrator for business services and capital projects Lynn Wilson are retiring and administrators have been selected to fill these roles.
Kernutt will resume his retirement on June 30, 2014. Kernutt has worked in the district since 2007, serving as the district’s administrator for human resources and, most recently, as deputy superintendent.
Wilson is retiring after 12 years in the district. He has held several significant administrative positions in CPSD from finance to information technology services. As the administrator for business services and capital projects, he was in charge of finance, operations and capital projects for the district.
Brian Laubach, the district’s executive director of teaching and learning since 2010, will serve as deputy superintendent effective July 1, 2014. Laubach has worked in the district since 1993. He started as a science and journalism teacher at Lakes High School and became an assistant principal in 2001. In 2005, he was named the school’s co-principal and served as principal from 2006 – 2010. Laubach earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU).
Kristi Smith has been selected as the director of teaching and learning effective July 1, 2014. Smith is currently the principal of East Port Orchard Elementary School in South Kitsap School District. As the school’s leader for 14 years, she facilitated professional development for her staff to include developing interventions, implementing Common Core State Standards and developing common assessments. Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from PLU, her master’s degree in education from the University of Portland and her principal certification from the University of Puget Sound.
Administrator for Business Services
Rick Ring will be the new administrator for business services effective June 9, 2014 pending board approval. Ring comes from St. Vrain, Colo. and has experience in all areas of operational support of a school district. His current district has more than 34,000 students and he oversees $194 million in capital budgets. Ring has a bachelor’s degree in business administration/human resources and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis Jesuit University in Denver.