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Prescott School District Selects Top Candidates in Superintendent/ K-12 Principal Search


PRESCOTT, WA—Three finalists are moving forward in the search for the next superintendent/principal of Prescott School District. Following a formal search process that began in April, the Prescott School Board of Directors have recommended the following candidates:

• Justin Bradford, Director of Special Education/Curriculum & Instruction and Assessment, College Place School District, WA

• Catherine Dennis, Early Childhood Education Specialist, ICF Consulting, VA

• Jose-de-Jesus Melendez, Director of Language and Equity, Franklin Pierce School District, WA

The top three candidates are scheduled to participate in final district interviews virtually with Prescott’s district staff on May 19 and with the school board members on May 21, 2020. An open community forum will be held virtually the evening of May 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. using Zoom.

The last contract day for current Prescott Superintendent Brett Cox is June 30, 2020. The Prescott School Board will meet to deliberate on the evening of May 21, following their interview. A formal announcement identifying the successful candidate is expected by May 22. The individual selected as Prescott’s next Superintendent/K-12 Principal will begin his/her position on July 1, 2020.

Prescott has utilized the services of Educational Service District 123 to conduct their superintendent search. For more information, contact Mr. Darcy Weisner at (509)544-5785.


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