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Letter to Community Regarding Superintendent Vacancy

posted May 13, 2013, 12:37 PM by Elaine Smith   [ updated May 13, 2013, 12:52 PM ]

Dear Fife School District Community:

As many of you have heard, Dr. Steve McCammon is stepping down as superintendent of Fife School District. Dr. McCammon has served Fife Schools as a principal and as a superintendent for seventeen years, and he deserves our gratitude for his time and efforts in making our school district an example for what can be achieved in providing quality education to our community. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors, and we know he will have great success in the next chapter of his life, whatever he chooses to do going forward.

We want you to know that we are committed to maintaining the same direction and focus at Fife Schools during this transition period. No matter who succeeds Dr. McCammon as superintendent, we are going to press forward with our vision of continuously improving our schools, giving our students and educators the best opportunities to succeed, continuing our work with the Schlechty Center and creating a collection of the finest schools our state has to offer.

The departure of Dr. McCammon leaves a void at a critical position in our district, and I'm sure many of you are understandably concerned about our ability to fill Dr. McCammon's shoes. While we are very sorry to be losing him, the school board is confident that we will ultimately be able to fill the position with an exceptional candidate. We are determined to make the best choice for our schools and community and will make sure the next superintendent of Fife Schools holds the values, standards, and expectations that the school board, educators, and community expect of the Fife School District. We plan to approach this process with the due diligence necessary to make the best decision possible and we ask for your patience and understanding as it may take until early June to make an announcement of our future plan. We are sure you would not want us to act hastily in making such an important decision.


The Fife School Board