The Camas School District’s search for a new superintendent is shifting into high gear.
On Monday, Nov. 8, McPherson & Jacobson consultant Steven Lowder told Camas School Board members the district received interest from 17 applicants by its Nov. 3 deadline.
The Nebraska-based consultant group is in the process of narrowing those candidates down to a list of about 10 applicants to bring to the Camas School Board later this month.
“I’ve looked at six and (they) were outstanding applicants,” Lowder told the school board on Monday, during the board’s Nov. 8 workshop. “There’s more to do, but we will have some very good candidates for you. I think you’ll be happy.”
Former Camas School District Superintendent Jeff Snell left Camas in July 2021 to lead the nearby Vancouver Public Schools district. Before Snell’s departure, the school board appointed the district’s director of elementary education, Doug Hood, as interim superintendent for the 2021-22 school year.