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Bremerton School Dist. to interview superintendent candidates July 8

The Bremerton school board and an interview advisory group will interview two candidates — Tim McCarthy and Stephen Rowley — for the position of Bremerton School District (BSD) Interim Superintendent.

Interviews are scheduled for July 8 at the BSD administration building, according to a statement released by the district.

McCarthy has nearly 15 years of superintendent experience, including eight in the Hoquiam School District (1998-2006).

“Between 1981 and 1992, McCarthy held a variety of positions in the Cheney School District including director of Pupil Services, Fisher School principal and assistant principal of Cheney Junior High,” the statement said. “Early in his career, he also served as a teacher and a fine arts coordinator with the South Kitsap School District.”

Rowley, who was the superintendent of Bainbridge Island schools from 1997-2002, most recently worked as superintendent of the Fremont Union High School District in Sunnyvale, Calif. (2002-2008).

“Rowley’s other K-12 experience includes working as an assistant superintendent of the Bellingham School District, an elementary school principal for the Redwood City School District in California and as a teacher and curriculum coordinator for the Seattle School District,” the statement said. “Rowley also taught educational administration at Washington State University and the University of Idaho.”

According to the statement, the interim superintendent position is expected to last for one year, while the district actively seeks a permanent replacement for Dr. Bette Hyde, who retired July 1.

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