Board appoints a new superintendent

The Hermiston School District Board of Directors held a special meeting this morning.  The Board reviewed responses given at the meet and greet session and additional input from staff and community. The positive feedback overwhelmingly confirmed the Board’s unanimous decision to appoint Ms. Tricia Mooney as the new superintendent for the Hermiston School District.


“Ms. Mooney has spent the last year demonstrating that she has the skill set and aptitude to be our next superintendent,” said Board Chair Karen Sherman. “Without the anchor of interim, Ms. Mooney will be able to grow into the position. She has integrity, foresight, acts decisively and has the ability to make difficult decisions. Ms. Mooney has excellent leadership skills and always acts in the best interests of our students and staff.”


“I am humbled to know that I’ve been selected as the new superintendent,” said Superintendent Tricia Mooney. “The district has had many great leaders, one of them being Dr. Fred Maiocco. His vision and leadership allowed the district to achieve many great things and laid the foundation for improved student achievement in the years to come. I have big shoes to fill but am confident that with the help of our Board, administrators, and staff we will be able to continue down the path of becoming a premier school district. I want to thank the Board for trusting me to take on the reigns, and the folks that showed up at the meet and greet, and community members that have shown me their support these past two years.”


In the coming weeks, the Board of Directors will work with the administration to determine what the next steps will be to fill the assistant superintendent position.