OESD Welcomes New Superintendents for the 2012-2013 School Year


Patrice Page, North Kitsap School District

Patrice Page joined North Kitsap School District after former superintendent, Rick Jones left this summer. Page, who is the former superintendent of Coupeville School District on Whidbey Island, is an alumnus of North Kitsap High School. She has served as an administrator, principal, special education teacher and adjunct college professor. In a newsletter welcoming Page, Dan Weeden, the NKSD School Board President notes, “Our children are our community’s most important and precious ‘asset.’ As a district, we will strive to educate them, provide avenues for enjoyment and growth, and improve their lives. I am ecstatic to introduce our new superintendent, Patty Page, who is a proud graduate of North Kitsap High School. She is a dynamic leader and already has left her mark on our district.”test testtest testtest

Kelly Shea, Sequim School District

Kelly Shea joined Sequim School District after serving school systems since 1987. Having served as the Director of Human Services, a principal and elementary teacher, Shea brings a well-rounded perspective to his district. Earning his credentials and degrees through Whitworth University and Washington State University, Shea recognizes the community involvement needed to support the schools, “It is clearly evident that Sequim is a wonderful place to live, so our commitment is to make sure it is an even greater place to learn. As a district it is our mission to ‘inspire and achieve excellence in the academic, creative, and physical potential of each student,’ and by partnering together we as a community will provide the support, the experience, and the opportunity for each and every child to enjoy success in the 2012-2013 school year.”  test test 


Clayton Mork, Crescent School District

Clayton Mork joined Crescent School District in July, taking over for former superintendent Tom Anderson. Mork holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Western Washington University and a doctoral degree from Seattle Pacific University. As a former graduate instructor for WWU, Mork draws on experience as the former assistant superintendent of Bainbridge Island School District and principal experience with both Bainbridge Island and Monroe School Districts. Jumping in with both feet, Mork attended the 2012 graduation ceremony before starting his position to acquaint himself with the district, it’s schools and it’s community. testtesttesttest

David Engle, Port Townsend School District

David Engle takes the helm of Port Townsend School District from Gene Laes, the interim superintendent. Engle has served as superintendent in North Platte, Nebraska, and is a former principal in the Bellingham, Seattle and Bellevue School Districts. His education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, master’s degree from St. Martin’s University and doctoral degree from Seattle Pacific University. In an excerpt from the Peninsula Daily News, Engle notes that his goals include finding ways for students to interact with the community, developing and restoring facilities, incorporating technology, and migrating into an effective digital system. He goes on to say, “We will create some great schools and opportunities for kids here.”


Beverly Cheney, South Kitsap School DistrictBeverly Cheney returns to South Kitsap School District after former superintendent Dave LaRose vacated his position. Cheney is familiar with South Kitsap as she was the superintendent four years ago. Cheney currently serves on the Olympic College Board of Trustees, and has been the chair and vice chair since her appointment in 2008. Cheney is a Seattle native, having worked as a teacher in Kent, and as an administrator with the Kent School District and Washoe Schools in Reno, Nevada. In an interview with the Kitsap Sun, South Kitsap Education Association President Judy Arbogast notes, “She knows the heart of the district and the heart of the community…something that would be difficult for a new person to learn.”

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