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2020-2021 Superintendent Search

Superintendent search brochure

Northwest Leadership Associates presents an invitation to apply for the position of superintendent in the Peninsula School District.

The Board of Directors of the Peninsula School District seeks highly qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent.

The district is replacing Dr. Arthur Jarvis and wishes him great success in the future. Dr. Jarvis has led the Peninsula School District as Interim Superintendent for the past three years.

This position is open until filled. To receive full consideration, apply by February 19, 2021.

Northwest Leadership Associates Superintendent Search Brochure Cover

Please click the cover image above to access the Superintendent Search Brochure. The brochure may also be downloaded at the link in the overview summary description.


The Peninsula School District Board of Directors have hired consultant firm Northwest Leadership Associates to conduct the search for the district's next superintendent. All staff, families, and community members had an opportunity to take a survey to inform the district about the personal attributes and qualities our community would like to see in the next leader of Peninsula School District.

Survey results will be presented to the Peninsula School District Board of Directors at a future meeting.

Additional comments regarding the superintendent search can be submitted to:

Northwest Leadership Associates
Wayne Robertson:      
Mark Venn:



Search Overview

The Peninsula School District Board of Directors has initiated a search for the district's next superintendent. Superintendent Dr. Art Jarvis, who was selected by the board in July of 2018 as the district’s interim superintendent, will retire from the district on June 30, 2021. 

The search process will run throughout the 2020-2021 school year, with the goal of a new superintendent starting on July 1, 2021. 

Selecting a new superintendent is one the most important decisions the board makes for the district. Finding and hiring the right chief executive for the leadership team is critical to the success of students and staff. The board is committed to:

  • Finding a superintendent who will connect and partner with the community and help its schools and students be successful; and 
  • Providing an open, transparent, and collaborative process in hiring the new superintendent.

All community members in the Peninsula School District are invited to participate in this effort to find the next leader of our schools.




  • RFP for search firms


  • Search firm interviews
  • Selection of Northwest Leadership Associates 


  • Focus group meetings
  • Stakeholder survey 
  • Recruitment activities begin


  • Application deadline
  • Prepare for interviews


  • Candidate selection and interviews by board
  • Final interviews
  •  Final background checks 
  • Finalist chosen and offered contract 
  • Contract approved


  • New superintendent assumes position




Superintendent Search FAQs


Community Information for applicants

Click on the links below to learn more about our community:

Chamber of Commerce Videos | Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Gig Harbor Official Visitors Guide | City of Gig Harbor 

Gig Harbor Community Plan | Pierce County

Key Peninsula Activities | Key Peninsula Business Association

Key Peninsula Community Plan | Pierce County

Local Newspapers: Peninsula Gateway | Key Peninsula News