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Cd’A school board to vote on new assistant superintendent

by Staff
| May 20, 2020 1:00 AM

COEUR d'ALENE — The Coeur d'Alene School District Board of Trustees will vote June 1 on a recommendation to hire Kelly Niccolls as assistant superintendent for secondary education and curriculum.

Niccolls is based in Spokane and is the learning design manager for Getting Smart, a leader in the field of education innovation. She has worked as a teacher, curriculum coordinator and school development coach and administrator.

“She brings a varied, nontraditional background to the role, and we are excited to add her to the team,” said Superintendent Steven Cook.

Niccolls would begin July 1, succeeding Trina Caudle, who has accepted a position as assistant superintendent with the Post Falls School District.

“I’m really honored for the opportunity to join Coeur d’Alene Public Schools,” Niccolls said. “I am keenly aware I am entering during a time of uncertainty and change, and look forward to the creativity and intentionality of our work as we navigate new and different ways to teach and learn together.”

Previously Niccolls was assistant principal at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma; dean of students at Lincoln High School in Tacoma; and a school development coach with New Tech Network, a leading design partner that works with districts and communities to transform schools into innovative learning environments. Before that, Niccolls taught high school English in California.

She received her principal certification from the University of Washington; her master’s degree in sociology from California State University, Fullerton; and her bachelor’s degree in English literature from California State University, San Bernardino.

Niccolls describes herself as “an exceptionally lucky daughter, mother, wife and educator” who loves “good food, good drinks and good company.”