New Hood Canal leader wants to know your name


September 7, 2023

Gordon Weeks/SMCJ

Lance Gibbon, the new superintendent of the Hood Canal School District, discusses a concept plan for expansion and upgrades to Hood Canal Schools in an almost $33.5-million building bond that would go before district voters Nov. 7.

Like many people, Lance Gibbon did some reassessing during the pandemic, and realized he wanted a school administration job where he knew the names of all the students, which he might achieve as superintendent of the Hood Canal School District.

About 325 students were expected to show up for the first day of school yesterday.

"For me, it was an opportunity to get back to what was important, which is working more closely with students," said Gibbon, whose jobs have included elementary school music instructor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of the...

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