Many of our parents and graduates describe the Vashon Island public school system as having the attributes of a private school education. We offer high quality academic programs and a wide range of opportunities in the arts, sports, music, and travel both in the classroom and through co-curricular clubs and activities. Our schools reflect the commitment of our faculty and staff, the participation and dedication of our parents and families, and the contributions of our vibrant community partner organizations.
Our mission, “to equip every student to engage, thrive, and contribute within an ever-changing world,” guides our commitment to the success of every student. Our joy is to know every student as an individual and to provide each student with the tools and learning opportunities they need to prepare for college or a career, and ultimately to lead productive lives as citizens.
The culture within each of our three public schools is built upon a deep compassion and caring for one another. Our teachers and staff are renowned for their experience, qualifications and commitment. They work together both within departments and across grade levels to ensure continuity of curriculum and support for students.
Our public schools thrive because of our community of support. Our curriculum is greatly enhanced by contributions of funding from Vashon Partners in Education, Vashon PTSA, and Vashon Island Public Schools Foundation, among others. Thanks to partnerships with Vashon Youth and Family Services and Vashon Alliance to Reduce Substance Abuse, our learning community has access to education and resources directed towards mental and physical health.
I invite you to visit our campus and see our award-winning schools first hand. We look forward to extending you a warm welcome.
Michael Soltman, Superintendent
Our objectives for our learners:
3. Every student demonstrates a commitment to contribute by participating in projects that are meaningful to the student and to the community.
Participate in the selection of the next Superintendent
Saturday, March 24th, in CES room 302, beginning at 8:00 am we will begin the in-person interviews. The Board will ask each candidate the same questions during 45 minute long interviews. These questions were created in consideration of feedback from the 300+ online surveys we received (thank you!) and the focus groups. The community will have comment sheets to write down any concerns or highlights they heard during the interviews.
We will offer simultaneous Spanish translation services available during these interviews.
The schedule is as follows:
Interview 1 – 8:00 a.m. – Dr. Shaun Carey
Interview 2 – 9:00 a.m. – Dr. Marion Smith, Jr.
Interview 3 – 10:00 a.m. – Steve Leifsen
Break - 11:00 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Interview 4 - 12:30 p.m. – Trevor Greene
Interview 5 - 1:30 p.m. – Dr. Slade McSheehy
Interview 6 - 2:30 p.m. – Dr. Eric Hong
What happens next with the three finalists?
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the following week (March 26, 27, 28)
Latino community meeting at 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
General community meeting at 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
in the VHS Theater
We will have childcare (thanks to the Spanish and Japanese clubs!) available for the public meetings all three nights.
Please contact Jodi Burwell with any questions 206-463-8534 or email@example.com
*Information is subject to change and will be updated when neccessasry.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM VISD School Board Meeting
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Superintendent Search Preliminary Candidate Interviews