(L-R): Jennifer Kindle, Ken Collins and Scott Peacock.

(L-R): Jennifer Kindle, Ken Collins and Scott Peacock.

Final 3 chosen in Lakewood schools superintendent search

Each candidate will meet with the district this week. Someone is expected to be chosen by Friday.

LAKEWOOD — The final three candidates have been chosen in Lakewood School District’s superintendent search.

They’ll each visit the district on different days this week to answer questions from students, staff, parents and others. Attendees will be asked to submit written feedback to help the school board make a decision.

The final selection is expected to be made by Friday. It’s between Jennifer Kindle of Selah, Ken Collins of Lake Stevens and Scott Peacock of Snohomish.

Each forum is from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lakewood High School library, 17023 11th Ave. NE, Arlington.

Kindle is scheduled to meet on Tuesday. She’s the executive director of student learning at the Selah School District near Yakima. She’s been in that role for about four years, serving 3,500 students.

She has also been a math teacher and athletic director, and spent 12 years as a middle and high school principal. She was named the state’s high school principal of the year in 2010.

Kindle earned her superintendent certificate from Washington State University.

Collins’ interview is planned for Wednesday. He’s the assistant superintendent of the Lake Stevens School District, with 8,100 students. He recently was appointed to lead the district’s teaching and learning department.

Collins spent almost a decade as a teacher in Marysville and Lake Stevens, and was later principal of Lake Stevens High School. He’s also been in charge of the Lake Stevens district’s human resources department.

He earned his doctorate in education from the University of Washington last year.

Peacock’s evaluation is set for Thursday. He’s deputy superintendent of the Snohomish School District, with 9,795 students.

He’s worked for the district since 1993. He leads the teaching and learning department, along with special education programs.

Peacock has worked as an English and history teacher, and as a middle school principal. He’s currently working to get his doctorate from the University of Washington.

Lakewood Superintendent Michael Mack is retiring from the district this month.

Stephanie Davey: 425-339-3192; sdavey@heraldnet.com; Twitter:@stephrdavey.

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