CKSD appoints new superintendent

The Central Kitsap School Board selected Dr. Erin Prince as the districts next superintendent.

During a special meeting on Monday, the Central Kitsap School Board selected Dr. Erin Prince as their next superintendent.

Board members were unanimous in their choice, as well as in their praise of the search process which has been ongoing since former Superintendent David McVicker announced his retirement in October.

“This has been a fabulous process,” said Board President Jeanie Schulze. “The outcome was exactly what I’d hoped for from the beginning. I just know Dr. Prince is going to do great things for our district.”

Dr. Prince has dedicated her career to public education, serving as superintendent of Corvallis School District in Oregon for five years. Prior to that, she was assistant superintendent and human resources director for the Sherwood School District. Dr. Prince started her career as a classroom teacher for 13 years.

Other occupations she’s had include elementary school principal, grant writer, adjunct professor and curriculum, instruction and assessment specialist. Most recently, Dr. Prince served as a consultant with Prince Catalyst Consulting, after serving for two years as vice president of education policy for the Chalkboard Project.

Dr. Prince has accepted the board’s request that she begin spending time in the Central Kitsap School District this spring, even though her contract isn’t effective until July 1. Parents and community members will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Prince Wednesday, March 27, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Barker Creek Community School for a formal welcoming to Central Kitsap schools. Other meet and greet events will be scheduled over the coming months.

In her spare time, Dr. Prince enjoys tennis, golf, reading, watching movies and volunteering. She and her husband, Rick, have three daughters.

Tyler Shuey is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at