Superintendent hires and openings around Idaho

Russ Mitchell

Russ Mitchell, the principal of Plummer-Worley’s Lakeside Elementary school, will take over as the district’s next superintendent.

Mitchell has education degrees from Northwest Nazarene University, the College of Idaho and his superintendent credentials from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Before working in the Plummer-Worley School District, Mitchell worked in Kimberly and Homedale.

He will take over as superintendent on July 1, replacing Judi Sharrett.

New Post Falls superintendent is a long-time employee

Dena Naccarato, a long-time Post Falls School District employee, will take over as the district’s newest superintendent on July 1, according to the Coeur d’Alene Press.  

Naccarato replaces Jerry Keane, who has worked as the Post Falls superintendent since 2001.

During her 15 years in the district, Naccarato has worked as assistant principal and principal of Post Falls High School and the district’s director of programs. She is currently the assistant  superintendent of secondary education for the district.

Other finalists for the top Post Falls job included Trina Caudle, a Coeur d’Alene School District assistant superintendent, and Wilder superintendent Jeff Dillon.

Superintendent openings across the state

At least six districts across the state are in the process of hiring a new top dog.

Parma, Fruitland,  Minidoka, North Gem and Mountain View had job openings posted on the Idaho School Boards Association website.

Applications are still open in Fruitland, Parma and the Mountain View School Districts.

The Filer School District is in the process of choosing between final candidates Isa DeArmas, who works as superintendent of Education Services at a school district in Santa Clarita, California; Shane Hild, who is the Filer Middle School Principal; and Kelli Schroeder, who is the principal for Bickel School in Twin Falls. The district will be hosting a meet-and-greet of the candidates on Mon. Feb, 10. For more information, click here.





Sami Edge

About Sami Edge

Reporter Sami Edge, a University of Oregon graduate, joined Idaho Education News in 2019. She is a 2019 Education Writers Association fellow reporting on Latino student outcomes in Idaho. She also is a 2019 American Press Institute fellow. She can be reached at [email protected].

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