Friday, December 3, 2021
Dec. 3, 2021

Linkedin Pinterest

Vancouver Public Schools narrows search for superintendent

By , Columbian Editor

Vancouver Public Schools has narrowed its search to two finalists, one of whom may be offered the job as soon as next week.

The finalists are Camas School District Superintendent Jeff Snell and Kenneth (Chris) Hurst, superintendent of the Othello School District in Adams County.

The two finalists were among four semifinalists who made virtual visits to the district last week, where they talked online to teachers, students, parents and other members of the school community.

“We would have been thrilled to hire any one of the four semifinalists, and we appreciate the time they spent in our interview process,” Kyle Sproul, board president, said in a statement. “Each candidate participated in a public webinar in addition to virtual interviews with the board and a stakeholder team. Based on the feedback we received and their impressive credentials, Dr. Hurst and Dr. Snell have been invited for a final round of interviews with the board.”

The board will hold in-person interviews with the two finalists on Wednesday, March 3. The board will convene a public meeting and then recess to an executive session for the interviews with possible action to follow. The interviews will not be open to the public.

More information about the candidates can be found on Vancouver Public Schools’ website,