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Saturday, February 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Education notebook: Mead School District hunts for new superintendent

Mead School District is in search of a new superintendent following the retirement announcement of Tom Rockefeller, who served as superintendent for 13 years during his 41-year career in education. The job posting can be found at The closing date is March 15 with anticipation to hire by mid-April with a start date of July 1.

Preliminary interviews will take place 1 to 6 p.m. March 26-27 and will be conducted by a panel of about 12 community members in addition to 12 staff members. Community members interested in being on the Superintendent Search Interview Panel may apply at and must be available for the entire interview session on both days. Application deadline for the panel is March 10.

Teacher authors book on Wandermere area

West Valley School District English and social studies teacher Ty Brown is the author of the recently published book, “Wandermere: Legacy on the Little Spokane River.” The book explores the development of the Wandermere area and his family’s history in the region, including building and running the Wandermere Golf Course. The book is available for purchase at Auntie’s Bookstore.

Spring gala to feature singer-songwriter Ortega

Upper Columbia Academy will be holding its third-annual spring gala at 5:30 p.m. April 28, with featured guest singer-songwriter Fernando Ortega. The event will be held in the academy’s gymnasium, 3025 E. Spangle Waverly Road, in Spangle, Wash. For more information about table sponsorship, contact Eric Johnson at

Liberty High to host food drive in month of March

Liberty High School will be hosting a food drive from March 1-29. For information call, (509) 624-4371.

The Education Notebook appears every Thursday in the Voice. If you have news about your school, students or staff, please let us know so we can help spread the word. Submissions can be emailed to Rachel Baker at or mailed to her, with attention to Education Notebook, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Items also can be emailed to

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