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Dr. Karen Cloninger

Longview Schools is excited to announce the culmination of its search for a new district leader, following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Dan Zorn. The Longview School Board has unanimously voted to commence contract negotiations with Dr. Karen Cloninger, paving the way for her to become the next superintendent.

Longview Schools is excited to announce the culmination of its search for a new district leader, following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Dan Zorn. The Longview School Board has unanimously voted to commence contract negotiations with Dr. Karen Cloninger, paving the way for her to become the next superintendent.

Board President Don Wiitala expressed the board's enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Cloninger aboard. Her commitment to fostering student and family success aligns perfectly with our mission, making her an ideal fit for our community."

Dr. Cloninger is eager to embark on this new chapter in her professional journey, emphasizing the relationship between great schools and great communities. "I am deeply honored to step into the role of superintendent for Longview Public Schools and am looking forward to engaging with and contributing to our community," she remarked.

The board is now focused on negotiating terms of Dr. Cloninger's contract and completing a comprehensive employee background check. She is set to begin her transition into the district with a start date of July 1, 2024, promising a seamless leadership change and a bright future for the Longview Schools community.