Greetings!

  • Welcome to the Selah School District where it is our purpose to ensure high levels of learning for all students. 

    As Superintendent, I feel honored to be a part of an incredibly hard working group of staff members dedicated to student success. We know that it takes all of us working together to create outstanding learning environments and experiences for our students. 

    We continue to follow our 3-Year Priority Plan. Using the plan as a road map to guide our work, we will continue to focus on the priorities of Collaboration for Student Learning, Environments for Success, Closing the Achievement Gap, and Readiness for Early Learners.  As we are in the final year of our current plan work is being done to create a new blueprint to direct our efforts. 

    As we continue to cultivate a culture of life-long learning in Selah, we are excited to maintain our strong relationships with parents and the community. Parents are essential partners in the overall success of students, and in addition, our strong ties to the community help expand learning opportunities for our students.  We’re thankful in Selah to have strong partnerships with both to help us grow and improve as a district.

    Finally, with shared beliefs our Viking staff continues to work hard for Selah students.  Within their roles, whether it be in the classroom, at the Transportation Department, in an office, providing maintenance, or preparing meals, each staff member is part of the culture of Viking excellence where students display strong character, are capable of making meaningful contributions, and are prepared for college and career opportunities.  This is the Viking Way! 

    As always, thank you for your continued support of our district and students!  Working together, we are cultivating culture where the end results are lifelong learning for all. 

    Shane Backlund