Press Release – Superintendent Selection

At its Regular Meeting held on May 9, the Northern Humboldt Union High School District (NHUHSD) Board of Trustees selected Roger Macdonald to be the District Superintendent for the 2017-2018 school year.  Mr. Macdonald replaces Dr. Chris Hartley who resigned in March to replace Dr. Garry Eagles as the County Superintendent of Schools.

The NHUHSD Board of Trustees conducted a thorough search of candidates, and 17 individuals throughout the state submitted applications.  Staff and community members participated in the paper screening process.  Selected candidates were interviewed by both a Community Panel and Board of Trustees on April 29.  The Board did site visits of the top two candidates on May 4-5. 

“The Board would like to thank the numerous individuals throughout our district and communities who participated in the comprehensive process and provided valued input,” commented Colleen Toste, Board President, “We are excited to work with Roger in his new role.”

Roger Macdonald has been the Principal of McKinleyville High School since 2012.  Prior to joining Northern Humboldt, Mr. Macdonald held administrative, teaching, and coaching positions in Oakley Union School District and Antioch Unified School District, both in Contra Costa County..  Mr. Macdonald currently serves locally and regionally for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and is an active member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Mad River Rotary Club.

Mr. Macdonald stated that, “I’m grateful for the opportunity and look forward to collaborating with the staff, parents, and community members of Northern Humboldt.”

Mr. Macdonald and his family reside in Arcata, and he has a strong commitment to the  local community.  We wish him the best of luck in this new endeavor.