Superintendent: Peninsula School District, Gig Harbor Washington



Position:     Superintendent

Closing Date:     February 23, 2016

About the District:            

The Peninsula School District is comprised of fifteen schools and a total of approximately 8,200 students.

  • Gig Harbor, Henderson Bay, and Peninsula High Schools
  • Harbor Ridge, Key Peninsula, Goodman, and Kopachuck Middle Schools
  • Eight Elementary Schools

The district leadership team is creative, caring, and thoughtful as they work with staff and community to develop and provide unique programs and services—mentor teacher program for new teachers; in-district professional certification program; administrator internship program; instructional technology support for all teachers; staff development opportunities; professional development days; National Board Certification support. The district covers a 120-square mile area spanning the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas of south Puget Sound. It is one of the most innovative districts in Washington State. Known for its strong core curriculum, the district also offers creative programs for the unique learning needs of each student.

About the Community:

The Peninsula School District is the main school district for the city of Gig Harbor, Washington, and the unincorporated areas around Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula. These areas include  Artondale, Arletta, Rosedale, Purdy, Wollochet, Vaughn, Lakebay, Longbranch, Home, Wauna, Crescent Valley, and the Kopachuck area. Geographically, the district is located across Puget Sound from the Seattle/Tacoma area and covers a 120 square-mile area on two peninsulas.

Application Procedures and Timeline:

For full consideration, please submit the following material by February 23, 2016.

  • A formal letter of application
  • A completed application form available from Dr. Wayne Robertson (contact information below)
  • A current resume
  • Three to five letters of recommendation
  • A written statement explaining how you plan to address the leadership opportunities and challenges noted in this vacancy announcement

Send all application materials to:

Dr. Wayne Robertson
Northwest Leadership Associates
PO Box 3656
Arlington, WA 98223
(425) 238-5358

Questions and/or requests for application materials can be made to: Wayne Robertson,, or by phone at 425-238-5358, or to Mark Venn at or by phone at 360-770-2182.