Sumner School Board members voted unanimously Wednesday evening to hire Sara E. Johnson as the next superintendent for the 8,400-student district.
Pending successful contract negotiations, Johnson would begin her new job July 1. She is currently assistant superintendent in the Lincoln County School District in Newport, Ore.
Johnson would replace Craig Spencer, who has been interim superintendent since 2011.
Spencer was named to the districts top job temporarily following a divisive break between the school board and former Superintendent Gil Mendoza in 2011. Spencer would return to his previous job as assistant superintendent for administrative services.
Sumner Board President Paul Bucich said in a news release that Johnson possesses the key qualities the board sought in a superintendent.