The Lincoln County School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the two finalists for Superintendent. After community meetings, an online survey, a 20-member screening committee, 18 applications, and five interviews, the board has invited Karen Gray of Portland and Kevin Bogatin of Corvallis to continue the process.
Kevin Bogatin is the Assistant Superintendent of Corvallis School District, where he has served since 2010. As Assistant Superintendent, he has been involved in a wide range of duties and responsibilities. He has also worked as a principal, assistant principal and teacher in other Oregon and Arizona districts.
Karen Gray serves as the Parkrose Superintendent (Portland area), where she began in this role 11 years ago. Prior to her current position, she served the Coos Bay School District for 13 years in a variety of capacities (special education teacher, speech pathologist, special education administrator, Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Special Programs), including as Superintendent her last three years there. She is the 2017-18 Oregon Superintendent of the year.
“We are so pleased with the depth of the candidate pool, and with our two extremely strong candidates,” said Chairman Ron Beck. “All of us look forward to continuing the process to identify our next superintendent.”
Board members will do site visits and more intensive screening of the two finalists in the coming week. “Meet and greet” sessions and second interviews are tentatively scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 26 and 27. Details about the meet/greet sessions will be shared in the coming days.
Come Meet Our Two Finalists for Superintendent of LCSD
Lincoln County School District is welcoming community members, students, staff and neighbors to come meet the two finalists for the Superintendent position. All are welcome!
Monday, February 26 in Lincoln City from 5-6 PM at Taft 7-12 Community Room with Dr. Karen Gray
Monday, February 26, in Lincoln City from 6-7 PM at Taft 7-12 Community Room with Kevin Bogatin
Monday, February 26, in Toledo from 7-8 PM at Toledo Elementary Media Room with Dr. Karen Gray
Monday, February 26, in Toledo from 8-9 PM at Toledo Elementary Media Room with Kevin Bogatin
Tuesday, February 27, in Waldport from 5-6 PM at Waldport High School Multipurpose Room w/ Kevin Bogatin Tuesday, February 27, in Waldport from 6-7 PM at Waldport High School Multipurpose Room w/ Karen Gray
Tuesday, February 27, in Newport from 7-8 PM at Newport High School Boone Center with Kevin Bogatin
Tuesday, February 27, in Newport from 8-9 PM at Newport High School Boone Center with Dr. Karen Gray
The gatherings provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions, give feedback, and get to know the possible new leader of Lincoln County School District.