Superintendent Search

Our Mission: "To find the very best candidate that meets the needs & desires of the Marysville School District!"

GR Recruiting  

   Dr. Kris McDuffy and Team

Superintendent Search 2021 - 2022

At the start of November 2021, the Marysville School District started a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The School Board is seeking a person who will lead our district into the future, using our collective strengths.

The Board took action at their regular session board meeting on November 3, 2021, to select a search firm to facilitate the nationwide search for a superintendent. The Board interviewed two firms at a special meeting on October 27, 2021, and selected GR Recruiting to carry out the search.

Dr. Kristine McDuffy, GR Recruiting Team member and former longtime educator and superintendent, will lead the search in Marysville. Dr. McDuffy and her team have created a robust timeline and process which kicks off on November 15, 2021, with an online survey that will be accessible through November 29 for students, families, staff, and community members to give input. The input will help in the construction of the profile of what the Marysville School District and the Marysville and Tulalip community are looking for in a new educational leader.

Pre to Grad

Superintendent Search Process - Update, January 18, 2022

The search for a new Marysville School District Superintendent of Schools is well underway. Under the direction of consulting firm GR Recruiting, multiple opportunities have been provided to solicit feedback from students, parents/guardians, staff, community members, and leaders through a variety of online and in-person meetings and a community survey.

In accordance with the published timeline, the firm and the Marysville School District Board of Directors are on track in the process.

The deadline for all application materials was January 17. Between now and January 24, the GRR lead team will screen applications and begin reference checks. The top candidates will be presented to the Board of Directors by January 26 and first-round interviews will be held in executive session with the Board of Directors between February 2nd and 4th, with finalist interviews scheduled February 14th and 15th. 

Finalists' interviews will include additional opportunities for students, parents/guardians, staff, community members, and leaders to participate and provide feedback on each finalist.

When the process is complete, the consulting team will meet with the Board of Directors to finalize details at which time the Board of Directors will set a meeting date to take action to hire the Superintendent. This may be accomplished sometime between late February and early March.


Superintendent Search Feedback Survey (November 15 - 29)

Although this survey is now closed, there will still be opportunities to be a part of the process during the community sessions in mid-February. Thank you to those who participated in the survey. The report on the survey responses is linked below for your information. This information was shared with the Board of Directors in December. Click below to view the presentation.

Survey Results


Multiple opportunities for students, parents, and guardians, staff, and community members were scheduled to give input were part of the process through individual, group, and community meetings.




November 8 - 12, 2021

Individual board member interviews

November 10

Planning meeting with Board representatives

November 12

  • Notification to associations and professional contacts of a position vacancy

  • District to notify families, staff, and community through news release and provide opportunity to give input through survey

November 15 - 29

Online survey open

November 16 - 29

Meetings with constituent group representatives

November 29

Survey deadline

December 15

Update/presentation on the process at regular session school board meeting

December 9 and ongoing through January 10, 2022

Board to finalize Superintendent profile, application process begins

January 17, 2022

Deadline for all application materials

January 17 - 24

Paper screening and reference checks

January 26

GR Recruiting to present top candidates to Board of Directors (Executive Session with School Board)

February 2 - 4

Interviews (1st round) (Executive Session with School Board)

February 14 - 15 (possibly also February 16)

Interview Finalists (2nd round) Opportunities will be provided for community participation.

February 23

Board action to select new Superintendent