Three finalists selected for new superintendent

The Lebanon Community Schools board of education has identified three finalists for the position of the district’s superintendent. They are:
• Dr. Charan Cline, superintendent of Yamhill-Carlton School District in Yamhill. Cline has served in that role since 2012. Prior, he was superintendent of the North Douglas School District in Drain. He also worked as an administrator in Winston-Dillard and at the Douglas ESD in Roseburg. He began his career as a teacher in Philomath.
• Kate McLaughlin, director of Federal Programs and Elementary Education for the Reynolds School District in Troutdale. McLaughlin has been a member of the Reynolds School District executive team since 2015. Before that she was a principal, instructional coach, and teacher in the Reynolds schools.
• Bo Yates, currently interim superintendent of Lebanon Community School District. A graduate of Lebanon High School, he has served as an administrator in Lebanon since 2004. Prior to that he taught and coached at West Salem High, Pendleton High, and Lebanon High School.

“We are excited at the quality of candidates who have emerged as our finalists from a pool of almost thirty applicants,” said Tom Oliver, school board chair. “The Board is excited to have the community meet these finalists when they return to visit the district in early April.”
The board is developing a schedule for second-round interviews with these finalists on both April 1 and April 2. The community will be invited to meet the candidates and offer feedback during public forums, which will be held on the evening of April 1. Details will be posted on the home page of the LCSD website as they are finalized.