Hockinson School District Superintendent Sandra Yager will leave the district at the end of the school year.
She announced her resignation, effective July 1, at a special board meeting Wednesday night. Yager is in her eighth year as superintendent, and 18th with the district. She also served as Hockinson High School principal, planning principal and consultant.
Yager is leaving to take the role of superintendent at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Vancouver, following current Superintendent Bill Gibbons.
“I am very thankful for all the time that I have spent in Hockinson as a principal, as well as a superintendent, and am humbled to have had the opportunity to serve our students and our community,” Yager said in a news release from the district. “I have great confidence in the district as it moves forward and will continue to applaud its progress and future accomplishments.”
In her time with the district, Yager served as the first principal of Hockinson High School when it opened in 2003 and oversaw the district’s construction of a replacement Hockinson Middle School, which opened in 2017.
The school board will manage the search for the district’s next superintendent and is expected to send out more information about that process in the near future, according to the news release.
“We as a board appreciate Sandra’s energetic commitment and service to Hockinson, and are thankful that we have eight months to conduct a search to find Hockinson’s next superintendent,” Kathy Nordberg, board chairwoman, said in the same news release. “Our goal is to find a leader who understands the culture, strengths and needs of Hockinson School District and our community.”