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Assistant Superintendent Announced

Port Angeles School District Assistant Superintendent Announced
Posted on 05/11/2016
Chuck Lisk

Port Angeles, Wash. Superintendent of Port Angeles Schools Marc Jackson announced Chuck Lisk has been offered the permanent position of assistant superintendent for teaching and learning for the Port Angeles School District. Lisk has been serving as interim assistant superintendent since February 1, 2016 after the former assistant superintendent, Gerald Gabbard, resigned for a new position out of state.

Lisk was the unanimous choice by three interview panels for the position.

“We are excited Chuck will continue as assistant superintendent and as a valued member of the administrative team at Central Services,” Jackson said. “Chuck stepped up when we needed to fill the position unexpectedly. His transition was seamless then and will be even more so now.” 

“The School District is fortunate to have a seasoned member of its staff to serve,” Jackson added, “particularly as we deliberate about running a new bond vote.  His 20 years’ experience as the principal of Stevens Middle School gives us a necessary view on how to support our principals, our staff and students.”

Lisk began his work for the School District in the fall of 1994 as principal of Franklin Elementary. After two years he accepted the position of Stevens principal where he has served since.

Prior to his work in Port Angeles, he taught math, physical education, language arts, geography, and reading to grades 7-9 at Snohomish Junior High School.  Previously, he also taught at Emerson Elementary School in Snohomish and St. Joseph School in Yakima.

Administratively, he has served as principal and assistant previously, both at North Middle School in Everett.

Lisk served on the Student Leadership Committee for the Association of Washington Middle Level Principals (AWMLP) for eleven years and has chaired the committee for the past four years. In addition, he has been an active member of the state board of the AWMLP since 2011.

He was also selected by representatives of the AWMLP as Olympic Region Principal of the Year three times - 2009-10, 2010-2011 and 2015-16 school years.  In 2011 he received the State Middle level Principal of the Year Award.

Lisk received his K-12 Administrative Certification from Western Washington, a Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts in Education, the latter two from Central Washington University.

Lisk will assume the permanent position on approval of the appointment by the school board of directors at its Thursday, May 19 meeting to be held at the Central Services Building, 216 East 4th Street. The principal search for Stevens Middle School will begin immediately.

For more information, contact:

Tina Smith-O'Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
360.565.3703
tsmithohara@portangelesschools.org