Superintendent Rick Thompson

Superintendent’s Message


Dear Chimacum Community:


The 2019-20 school year will begin in few short weeks.  Welcome to new and returning Chimacum School District families!


First, a warm welcome to the following staff who are new to our District:

Chimacum Creek Primary

Kyle Ehlis, Principal

Kathryn Cardarelle, Kindergarten

Kristen Johnson, Kindergarten

Fawn Ferguson, 1st Grade


Chimacum Junior/Senior High

Taea Hall, Math

Julianne Bonnell, Physical Science and Biology

Corinna Coorssen, Spanish

Weston Pratt, High School Assistant Boys Basketball Coach


Capital Projects Underway

When you visit either campus, you will see a number of capital projects underway.  These projects are paid for with your capital and technology levy dollars.  The projects have included painting, new technology, plumbing, electrical and room improvements.  It is due to your generous support that we can create safer, more efficient facilities for our talented staff and students.  Please be cautious on each campus as contractors have more to complete before school opens in September.

Link: Photos of the early stages of our summer remodel

Link: More remodel photos

Board Elections

This fall, our school board will have three open seats for election.  For District 3, a primary election takes place August 6.  The top two vote getters will stand alongside four other candidates vying for the other two openings.  If you are not registered to vote, please call (360) 385-9119 for the Jefferson County Voter Registration office.



Lastly, I’d like to make an additional sincere apology to Shannon Bishop for the incorrect spelling of her name below Lacey Bishop’s photo in the Summer 2019 Chimacum School Matters newsletter.   Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to correct the error.


Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have any questions.



Rick Thompson, Superintendent

(360) 302-5896

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