Marci Shepard is the new superintendent of the Orting School District.
Shepard, who has been interim superintendent for the past two months, will now assume the title of superintendent. She will be paid a salary of $125,000, plus an additional $2,500 as a stipend since she holds a doctoral degree.
Shepard replaces Michelle Curry, who had been on a temporary leave but resigned April 30 to care for her father in Alaska.
Shepard has been an educator for 17 years, and has been assistant superintendent in Orting for the past five years. She teaches as part of the educational leadership program at Western Washington University, and she is part of an advisory board for Western Governor’s University. She is also a member of the board for the Washington Association of School Administrators.