Superintendent Search

Our Mission: "To find the very best candidate that meets the needs & desires of the Marysville School District!"

GR Recruiting  

   Dr. Kris McDuffy and Team

Superintendent Search 2021 - 2022

Marysville School District is starting the search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The School Board is seeking a person who will lead our district into the future, using our collective strengths.

The Board took action at their regular session board meeting on November 3, 2021, to select a search firm to facilitate the nationwide search for a superintendent. The Board interviewed two firms at a special meeting on October 27, 2021, and selected GR Recruiting to carry out the search.

Dr. Kristine McDuffy, GR Recruiting Team member and former longtime educator and superintendent, will lead the search in Marysville. Dr. McDuffy and her team have created a robust timeline and process which kicks off on November 15, 2021, with an online survey that will be accessible through November 29 for students, families, staff, and community members to give input. The input will help in the construction of the profile of what the Marysville School District and the Marysville and Tulalip community are looking for in a new educational leader.

Pre to Grad

Superintendent Search Feedback Survey (November 15 - 29)

We need your thoughtful and candid input into this process in order to ensure that the voice of our community is part of our search to find the best Superintendent for our district. This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. This survey is distributed by our research partner, K12 Insight. Your answers are strictly confidential, so please answer honestly. Reports will share only the overall results and will not identify individuals. No one in the District will know if you participated unless you identify yourself in the open-ended comments.

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable perspectives! The survey is accessible in multiple languages.

Click HERE to participate. Thank you!



There will be multiple opportunities for students, parents and guardians, staff, and community members to give input and be a part of the process. Individual, group meetings, and community forums will be scheduled, communicated in advance, and posted on this webpage. Meetings may be held via Zoom or in person. If you have a group that would like to schedule a meeting, please contact Toni Bartley at (360) 965-0001 or email




November 8 - 12, 2021

Individual board member interviews

November 10

Planning meeting with Board representatives

November 12

  • Notification to associations and professional contacts of a position vacancy

  • District to notify families, staff, and community through news release and provide opportunity to give input through survey

November 15 - 29

Online survey open

November 16 - 20

Meetings with constituent group representatives

November 29

Survey deadline

December 9 and ongoing through January 10, 2022

Board to finalize Superintendent profile, application process begins

January 10, 2022

Deadline for all application materials

January 10 - 17

Paper screening and reference checks

January 20

GR Recruiting to present top candidates to Board of Directors

January 27 - 28

Interviews (1st round)

February 7 - 9

Interview Finalists (2nd round)


Board action to select new Superintendent