The superintendent is appointed by the board of directors and serves as chief executive officer for the district and secretary to the board of directors. The superintendent accepts leadership responsibility and accountability for implementing the vision, goals and policies of the district.
Dr. Shelley Redinger joined Spokane Public Schools as superintendent in the summer of 2012, returning to the community where she was born.
She received her B.A. and M. Ed. from Washington State University and her M. Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Redinger’s past experience includes superintendent of Spotsylvania School District in Fredericksburg, Va.; superintendent of Oregon Trail School District in Sandy, Ore.; executive director of Teaching and Learning for Richland School District and principal of Sacajawea Elementary in Richland, Wash.; principal of H.E. Corley Elementary in Irmo, S.C.; assistant principal of Conder Elementary in Columbia, S.C.; and teacher at Rice Creek Elementary in Columbia, S.C., Jefferson Elementary in Richland, Wash., and Park Middle School in Kennewick, Wash.
Dr. Redinger leads through collaboration and by focusing on the vision of the district. She works hard to develop and nurture relationships between all stakeholders, and isn’t afraid to make changes when needed after thoroughly studying an issue.
Dr. Redinger and her husband have one son.