The College Place School Board voted unanimously to offer Mr. Jim Fry a contract for the position of superintendent at College Place Public Schools at a special board meeting held on Monday, May 6, 2019. Mr. Fry will begin his new position on July 1, 2019.
Mr. Fry currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Clarkston School District, where he began serving as the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Executive Director in January 2012. Mr. Fry, his wife Angie and their four boys, Devin 18, Davis 15, James 10 and Brandon 8 will all be moving to College Place this summer.
In a statement from Mr. Fry, he shared “I am honored and privileged to serve as the next superintendent of College Place Public Schools. This is the perfect place for my family and I know that is the sentiment of the employees and community who send their children there each day. My entire educational career has been about serving kids and my heart has always been in the classroom. To be in a district that understands the importance of the classroom so much that they placed the district office inside the school says it all. My goal is to work closely with the board to continue the great work that Mr. Payne started and continue to grow this great district. My priority is the wellness of our students, staff and community whom all make this the very best district in Washington State.”
CPPS Board President echoed this in stating, “As a board of directors, we believe that Mr. Fry is the most experienced and prepared candidate to carry forward the excellent work our district is doing. Mr. Fry has served as a leader in every level of a school system: from classroom teacher to principal, to district office administrator. He has both large and small school experience, including human resources, teaching and learning, and bargaining. We are confident that he will hit the ground running on July 1st as a competent and trustworthy leader for our schools.”