Steve Marshall will be the next superintendent of Hockinson School District.
Marshall is the director of educational resources for the Camas School District, and previously was principal of Camas High School for nine years. He was announced as the new superintendent after a Hockinson board meeting Tuesday night. He was one of four finalists interviewed by the board, staff, students and community members during a public forum Monday night.
He is taking over for Superintendent Sandra Yager, who announced in November that she was leaving the district after this school year to take the same position with Cornerstone Christian Academy in Vancouver. Yager was superintendent in Hockinson for the last eight years.
“Steve served the Camas community for a long time in multiple capacities, always with a focus on students,” Camas Superintendent Jeff Snell said. “One of his greatest strengths in Camas was rallying people around Camas High School and Papermaker pride.”
The announcement comes a little less than two months before the district will put two levies out for public vote for the second time this year. A replacement three-year levy and new three-year technology levy both failed in the Feb. 12 special election.
The school board announced recently it will run both levies again in the April 23 special election. Prior to the February election, Yager said the district could be faced with cuts if the levies didn’t pass.
The board will work to formalize the details of the superintendent’s contract, which is expected to begin July 1, and hopes to approve it at its March 25 regular meeting.