North Kitsap School District Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dr. Laurynn Evans as the new superintendent for North Kitsap School District. Dr. Evans will start on July 1, 2017. She will replace current superintendent Patty Page who is retiring on June 30. Dr. Evans is currently the assistant head of schools at Francis Parker School in San Diego, CA.
Evans was chosen after a rigorous and thoughtful selection process which included feedback from over 600 staff, parents, students and community members. The board launched a nationwide search in December 2016 resulting in over 60 inquiries and 16 applicants for the position.
Evans describes herself as a “servant leader” who wants to make a difference in North Kitsap. Prior to her position at Saint Francis Parker School, Evans served as Executive Director of Talent Development at Singapore American School in Singapore, Principal of Rose Hill Junior High and Stella Schola Middle School in Lake Washington School District, and Assistant Principal of Kamiak High School in the Mukilteo School District. Evans began her career as teacher in Plano, Texas. She earned her Doctor of Education from Seattle Pacific University in 2009, and her Superintendent Credential in 2007. She is also currently an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University, School of Education.
The next step in the process will be background check and approval of the contract between Dr. Evans and the Board. Action is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the regular board meeting.
Beth Worthington stated, “The board is very excited to bring someone to North Kitsap with a lot of energy and positivity that will build relationships with our community and lead us into a continued successful future during these uncertain times in education.”
The board would like to thank the community for their involvement and thoughtful feedback throughout the process.