Nancy Coogan, principal at Olympic View Middle
School, Mukilteo School District, speaks at class
the WSU Superintendent Certification program
(directed by Gene Sharratt, standing).
Nearly half of the practicing superintendents in Washington are graduates of the program, which is based at WSU Spokane. The program takes two years to complete, and is designed for working professionals. It is research-based and requires participants to develop and apply their professional “theory of action” while focusing on quality teaching and learning, effective leadership, support for system-wide improvement and clear and collaborative relationships.