"The Board was incredibly impressed with his extensive experience that aligns with our needs."
Board President, Jennifer Bumpus
The Board of Directors for the Monroe School District in Monroe, Washington selected Shawn Woodward to lead the school district as Superintendent during a special meeting on January 26. He is expected to assume the role beginning July 1, 2023, overseeing the nine district schools.
Woodward currently serves as Superintendent of the Mead School School District in Washington where he has been leading since 2019. He also served as Superintendent of the Lake Pend Oreille School District in Idaho for seven years as well as positions as assistant superintendent, principal and teacher since beginning his career in education over thirty years ago.
Upon welcoming Shawn to the district, Board President, Jennifer Bumpus remarked, “The Board was incredibly impressed with his extensive experience that aligns with our needs.” Monroe’s vision for strategic planning, academic improvement, facilities planning, and inclusive community engagement are areas of expertise Woodward brings to the district and he looks forward to advancing these initiatives as he begins his transition this summer.
“We feel strongly that we have selected the best candidate to lead the Monroe School District,” stated Board President Bumpus.* Staff, students, and community members participated in the Superintendent search process over the last several months, supported by John Bash and Kristine McDuffy of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA). McDuffy and Bash of HYA appreciated the breadth of involvement by stakeholders in the search process. “This was a difficult decision because of how deep our applicant pool was,” commented the Board President on the search process that utilized the services provided by HYA.