Dear Ashland School District Families,
We are happy to announce that yesterday evening the school board unanimously voted to hire Dr. Suzanne Cusick as the Interim Superintendent for 2016-1017.
Dr. Cusick is very familiar with Ashland Schools, as she taught here in the 1980s and saw her four children graduate from Ashland High School. Since her first tenure in Ashland, Dr. Cusick spent nearly fifteen years at the Hillsboro School District, half of that time in the position of Assistant Superintendent. In 2008 she became the Superintendent of Longview School District in Longview, WA, a position she held until retiring in 2014.
Dr. Cusick earned a Ph.D. in educational policy from the University of Oregon as well as a Master of Arts in music literature and vocal performance from the University of South Dakota. With a strong instructional background and both teacher and administrative leadership experience, Dr. Cusick will lead Ashland School District during the next school year while a full search for a permanent superintendent is conducted. Dr. Cusick will begin on July 1, 2016.
Thank you all for your input and patience throughout this process.