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Top administrator salaries for Spokane, Central Valley, Mead school districts

Sat., Feb. 6, 2010

The tables below rank the top administrators by salary for three Spokane-area school districts. The top 20 administrator salaries are listed for Spokane Public Schools, and the top 12 for Central Valley and Mead school districts. A cell containing a zero in the 2007-08 column means that administrator had not been hired yet.

Spokane Public Schools (Enrollment 28,330)

Administrative positionSalaries 2007-08Salaries 2009-10% change
Superintendent Nancy Stowell159,500175,50010.03%
Assoc. Superintendent Mark Anderson128,477133,0983.60%
Assoc. Superindent Karin Short0122,962
Asst. Superintendent Staci Vesneske0118,233
Exec. Dir. Teaching and Learning Michael Ainsworth110,794114,7793.60%
Exec. Dir. Technology Information Services Kenneth Brown110,794114,7793.60%
Exec. Dir. Teaching and Learning Irene Gonzales106,492114,7797.78%
Exec. Dir. Finance Neil Sullivan110,794114,7793.60%
Exec. Dir. Teaching and Learning Jon Swett106,492114,7797.78%
General Manager KSPS Claude Kistler110,794114,7793.60%
Principal North Central High School Steven Gering103,458113,7069.91%
Principal Shadle Park High School Herbert Rotchford106,562113,7066.70%
Exec. Dir. Teaching and Learning Lorna Spear104,403112,5287.78%
Principal Rogers High School Carole Meyer100,445110,3959.91%
Exec. Dir. Teaching and Learning Tammy Campbell102,356110,3227.78%
Middle School Principal John Andes101,487108,2926.71%
Middle School Principal Mark Gorman101,487108,2926.71%
Middle School Principal Christine Lynch101,487108,2926.71%
Exec. Dir. Instructional Programs Bridget Lewis0106,038
Principal Lewis and Clark High School Shawn Jordan0104,057

Mead School District (Enrollment 9,164)

Administrative positionSalaries 2007-08Salaries 2009-10% change
Superintendent Tom Rockefeller 145,375152,8075.11%
Asst. Superintendent Dan Butler0115,810
Exec. Director, Business Services Wayne Leonard 106,309110,9874.40%
Exec. Dir., Human Services Kelly Shea106,309110,9874.40%
Exec. Dir., Student Services Ralph Thayer0110,987
Principal Mt. Spokane High School John Hook106,309110,98704.40%
Principal Mead High School Ken Russell106,309110,9874.40%
Assoc. Executive Dir., Special Services Eileen Thorpe103,651108,2124.40%
Dir., Learning Services, Dorcas Wylder100,993105,4374.40%
Dir., Learning Services, Danette Driscoll0105,437
Middle School Principal Craig Busch100,993105,4374.40%
Middle School Principal Dave Stenerson100,993105,4374.40%
Director, Special Services, Marcia Young100,993105,4374.40%

Central Valley School District (Enrollment 11,567)

Administrative positionSalaries 2007-08Salaries 2009-10% change
Superintendent Ben Small0145,000
Asst. Superintendent - Learning and Teaching Terrie Vanderwegen111,337119,7587.56%
Exec. Dir., Teaching and Learning - Secondary, Jean Marczynski114,066119,0854.40%
Exec. Director Finance Jan Hutton111,337119,0856.96%
Asst. Superintendent, Human Resources and Operations, Jay Rowell0116,893
Principal University High School Daryl Hart110,453115,3144.40%
Principal Central Valley High School Michael Hittle107,811115,3146.96%
Dir. Human Resources Neva Ringwald105,580110,2254.40%
Dir. CTE and Technology Susan Christenson103,054107,5584.37%
Exec. Dir., Teaching and Learning - Elementary, Timothy Nootenboom0107,222
Principal North Pines Middle School Gordon Grassi101,617106,0884.40%
Principal Bowdish Middle School David Bouge101,617106,0884.40%

Credits: Jody Lawrence-Turner, Andrew Zahler

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