August 24, 1998
Riverview welcomes new administrators
by Woodinville Weekly staff
CARNATION--New to the Riverview School District this fall are a principal, an assistant principal, executive director and operations coordinator.
At Stillwater Elementary, Christina (Chris) Everett will succeed Barb Warberg as Principal. Everett has taught for the past 21 years in Tahoma School District, where she also finished her administrative internship.
Everett lives at Snoqualmie Pass but has ties to the Snoqualmie Valley through her husband Larry, whose family (the Rutherfords) homesteaded in Fall City. She has also worked as an educational consultant throughout Washington, Hawaii and Utah in the areas of integrated curriculum, thinking skills and changes in assessment.
She and her husband have two daughters who attend Mt. Si High School.
Although they live at Hyak, she says she has "never missed a day of school due to snow."
She said her career has always been in the classroom and the principalship is a first.
"So far I have been very impressed by the program and quality of education here," she said. "I am very excited to be part of the team."
Michael Green has taken over as Executive Director of the district, succeeding Fred McCarthy.
Green will oversee the Personnel, Operations, Transportation, Maintenance and Food Service departments.
Green lives in Snohomish with his wife, Maryanne and 21-month-old daughter Maddie. He lived in Duvall in the late 1980s.
Shortly after earning his teaching certificate he went to Ivanoff Bay, Alaska, an isolated village of about 45 people. He taught in a one-room schoolhouse there for three years. Following that he taught school and interned as a principal in Sultan and was a principal in Mattawa (south of Vantage) and in the Edmonds School District. He finished his superintendent internship with Edmonds.
"I enjoy diversity in my work," he said. "I was up for the change and I do love the community here."
Raymond (Ray) LaBate is the new Assistant Principal at Cedarcrest, taking the place of Pat Dunn.
LaBate brings his family to Duvall from Hunters, Washington, where he was the K-12 principal, athletic director and girls basketball coach for Columbia School. Hunters is approximately 80 miles northwest of Spokane.
LaBate was not available for comment due to a family emergency.
David Hauntz, the new Operations Coordinator, will supervise and work with the business office, as well as the personnel office on technical state reporting. He replaces Cheri Alderson who moved to Enumclaw.
He is a CPA and has recently worked as Supervisor, Personnel Reporting at the state Office of Public Instruction.
Prior to that, he was a state examiner for 15 years with the Washington State Auditor's Office. Recently married, Hauntz and his family live in Maple Valley.
He says he is enjoying the area.
"There are lots of challenges ahead," he said. "But I couldn't think of a better place to be."