Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Shoreline School Board voted unanimously Saturday to name Rebecca Miner, current superintendent at White Pass School District, as Shoreline's next superintendent pending successful completion of contract negotiations. Miner would begin serving as superintendent on July 1, 2014.
“We feel strongly that Rebecca Miner is a great fit for Shoreline,” said Board President Mike Jacobs. “Her absolute passion for education and breadth of knowledge were evident throughout our interviews with her and at the community forum on Thursday. We look forward to welcoming her and her husband Timothy Buckley to our community.”
Miner is completing her third year as Superintendent of the White Pass School District in Randle, Wash., near Mount Rainier. Her prior experience includes four years as Assistant Superintendent in the Washougal School District, where her primary focus was on teaching, learning and assessment. She served two years as Special Services Administrator in the Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, Wash. Her building level experience includes one year as Associate Principal at Columbia River High School and three years as Associate Principal at McLoughlin Middle School in Vancouver.
“I am honored to have the privilege to be joining the Shoreline School District,” Miner said. “My visits there and conversations with members of the community demonstrated the close-knit nature of the District. I look forward to having the opportunity to serve the board, staff, families and community members of Shoreline in the coming years as we build on your tradition of excellence.”
As a teacher for nine years, she taught English, journalism, American Studies, and advised the student newspaper at Kelso High School; she taught social studies at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and taught Spanish and Special Education at McLoughlin Middle School, both in Vancouver.
Miner earned her B.A. in English at Lake Forest College north of Chicago. She earned her Masters in Teaching at Willamette University, Salem, Ore. Her superintendent credential is from Washington State University, where she is now completing her doctorate in educational leadership. She was raised in Vancouver and graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School.
She will succeed Sue Walker, who is retiring June 30 after eight years as superintendent.
Rebecca Miner's community forum from Thursday, March 27 can be seen online.