The Raymond School District Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the Elementary Principal Search Team, has hired Mr. Christopher Cady as the new principal of Raymond Elementary School, effective 1 July, 2014. Mr. Cady will replace Ms. Jesica Bryant, who is moving to Wenatchee. Ms. Bryant has served for six years in the position, working hard to implement new math and reading curriculum, several reading interventions, standards-based learning and other innovative programs.
Mr. Cady, a long-time resident of the Twin Harbors area, began his teaching career in 2006 as a middle school teacher in Aberdeen. The next year he was hired at Cosmopolis School District, where he has worked as a teacher, technology specialist and school improvement coordinator.
Administration, staff and community members interviewed Mr. Cady, along with three other applicants, on Wednesday, 26 March. The committee enjoyed the opportunity to interview such a broad range of candidates, and felt that Mr. Cady was the best fit with Raymond Elementary. His commitment to student learning, his desire to work with the team at Raymond Elementary and his expertise in technology and school improvement were all highlighted in the recommendation to the Board.