First superintendent candidate identified, will interview Tuesday

Source: The Wenatchee World


WENATCHEE — Michael Musick, interim superintendent of Oregon’s Lake Oswego School District, is set to interview Tuesday for the Wenatchee superintendent post.

He is the first of three candidates invited to a second round of interviews this week, with others set to visit Wednesday and Thursday.

Musick’s 30-year career in education includes serving as teacher, coach, principal, central administrator and superintendent. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri, his master’s in education from Northeast Missouri State University and his doctorate in educational leadership at St. Louis University.

According to information provided by the Wenatchee School District:

  • Musick is a consensus-building administrative leader, a performance expert, with the ability to align decision-making to serve the needs of all students while demanding accountability through data-driven performance metrics.
  • He has experience at implementing programs that enhance student performance in diverse student populations, resulting in narrowing gaps in student achievement.
  • His expertise has helped him foster collaboration between community partners, educators and academic support teams.

He was appointed to the Lake Oswego School District in July 2018 after serving for a couple years as assistant superintendent in charge of school leadership. According to that district’s website, he helped craft a new three-year strategic plan and led a task force that recommended schedule changes that reduced barriers to student academic success.

He started his career as a high school teacher in Clayton, Missouri, where he stayed for 23 years, working his way up to associate principal. He then took the job as principal of a charter school in St. Louis and then served as principal of Conifer High School in Colorado.