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Clover Park School District Superintendent

Doug Kernutt

Superintendent/Secretary of the Board

Doug KernuttDoug Kernutt will serve as interim superintendent of Clover Park School District for the 2018-19 school year. He got his start in the district in 2007 as the district’s administrator for human resources. Prior to coming to CPSD, he served five years as superintendent for Centralia School District and spent nine years prior to that appointment as assistant superintendent.

Kernutt holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Warner Pacific College, a master’s degree in counseling from Central Washington University and a doctoral degree in school administration from Washington State University. He has worked in education for the last 43 years.

He retired in 2014 but returned to CPSD in 2017 as the district’s executive director for student support.

Kernutt named interim superintendent 

Doug Kernutt has been named interim superintendent in Clover Park School District (CPSD) for the 2018-19 school year. His contract was approved at the May 14 school board meeting. 

“Dr. Kernutt has had a long and distinguished career in education and will be an excellent steward as we move toward a new era in Clover Park School District,” said CPSD Board President Dr. Marty Schafer.  

Kernutt begins his duties as superintendent July 1, 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Warner Pacific College, a master’s degree in counseling from Central Washington University and a doctoral degree in school administration from Washington State University.  

Kernutt began his career in education as a school psychologist and has served in a number of capacities at the district administration level, including five years as superintendent for Centralia School District from 2002-07. He served as assistant superintendent in Centralia for nine years prior to being appointed superintendent.  

“It is an honor to be selected as interim superintendent for Clover Park School District,” Kernutt said. “I hope my experience as superintendent in Centralia and the positions I have held here will help as the district transitions into new, permanent leadership.”  

Kernutt came to CPSD in 2007 as the district’s administrator for human resources and served as deputy superintendent from 2012-14. He retired in 2014 but returned to CPSD this year as the district’s executive director for student support.