Dear Monroe School District Community,

I am honored to serve the Monroe School District as superintendent. My journey in education began in the South Kitsap School District, where I taught for seven years at both the elementary and junior high levels. The experience shaped my passion for education and set me on a path of leadership.

In 1999, I took on the role of principal in the Burlington-Edison School District, where I served at two K-8 schools for a span of nine years. It was a transformative period in my career, as I learned valuable lessons about creating welcoming environments in which students thrive.

In 2008, an exciting opportunity arose, and I became an assistant superintendent in the North Kitsap School District. For four years, I oversaw the Learning and Teaching Department, leading efforts to improve student learning and close opportunity gaps. It was a rewarding experience that further fueled my dedication to educational equity.

Prior to joining the Monroe School District, I was superintendent of the Mead School District serving students and families in Spokane, Mead, and Colbert, WA. I also had the opportunity to lead as the superintendent of the Lake Pend Oreille School District in Sandpoint, Idaho. These experiences broadened my perspective and strengthened my commitment to ensuring high levels of learning for all students.

Over the course of my 30-year career, I have worked tirelessly with teams to build more equitable systems and achieve better outcomes for students. My goal has always been to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential.

Outside of work, I am fortunate to share my life with my wonderful wife, Michelle, and our three grown children - two daughters and a son. As a family, we love spending time outdoors, exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest through skiing, hiking, and running.

I am truly excited to embark on this new chapter as your superintendent and look forward to working collaboratively to create a bright future for our students. 

Shawn Woodward

Superintendetn Shawn Woodward

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