Two new administrators in Lakewood's Clover Park School District

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 31, 2014 

Clover Park School District (CPSD) has selected two new administrators to fill key positions left vacant by staff retirements in the Lakewood district.

Retiring at the end of the school year are Deputy Superintendent Doug Kernutt and Lynn Wilson, administrator for business services and capital projects.

Kernutt has worked in the district since 2007, serving as the district’s administrator for human resources and, most recently, as deputy superintendent. Wilson is retiring after 12 years in the district. 

Brian Laubach, the district’s executive director of teaching and learning since 2010, will serve as deputy superintendent effective July 1. Laubach has worked in the district since 1993. He started as a science and journalism teacher at Lakes High School, and was subsequently named assistant principal and principal.


Kristi Smith, currently the principal of East Port Orchard Elementary School, has been selected as the new director of teaching and learning.

Rick Ring will be the new administrator for business services, effective June 9 and pending board approval. Ring comes from St. Vrain, Colo., where he oversees $194 million in capital budgets in his current 34,000-student school district.



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