School District names Bill Jordan as interim superintendent

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The Walla Walla School Board unanimously named former Prescott Superintendent Bill Jordan as its interim superintendent after an executive session Tuesday, pending successful contract negotiations.

Jordan served three years at Prescott before retiring at the end of the 2012-13 school year. Jordan served from 2004-2010 as an assistant superintendent for Walla Walla School District, and served as superintendent of Kelso School District and as assistant superintendent at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

He taught nine years in Walla Walla before becoming an assistant principal and principal, for another nine.

Jordan replaces Mick Miller, the current superintendent of WWSD, whose resignation becomes effective at the end of the month. Miller left to accept a position at the Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101 in Spokane.

“Dr. Bill Jordan has the experience necessary to lead the district during this time of transition and we are excited to have him on our team again,” said School Board President Anne Golden in a district release. “He has a proven record of success, an effective leadership style we are familiar with and the ability to bring people together with a common vision.”

The district will conduct a search for a permanent replacement this fall.

Comments

wwnative23 5 months, 1 week ago

Really. Insanity=doing the same thing and expecting different results.

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briandohe 5 months, 1 week ago

Who were the other finalists?

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benwentz 5 months, 1 week ago

Hey Brian,

I'm still working on that. We should have an updated story up in a few hours, as well as one in this afternoon's print edition.

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briandohe 5 months, 1 week ago

Thanks! The school district's Facebook response to my inquiry said that the other three were from out-of-state (then it ought to be easy to name them). Hopefully the search for the superintendent will be more transparent.

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Use.Wisdom 5 months, 1 week ago

This is great news! Bill Jordan is a fantastic step towards honesty and integrity. Thank you!

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