Dr. Jim Shank


    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Patrons of North Beach School District,

    Welcome to School Year 23/24! I am very pleased to be serving as the superintendent of schools for North Beach School District and look forward to working with you as we strive to increase learning and success for all of our children. 

    My goals for this school year are focused on supporting students, teachers, and school administrators in sustaining a learning experience that is equitable, safe, supportive, culturally affirming, and engaging in the many facets by which a student may access knowledge, skills, and personal growth. Student learning and success is why we come to school each day and is at the foundation of our daily work.

    In my years of experience as an educator, I have learned that the work of learning is a team effort. It is very personal and reliant upon an effective relationship that recognizes and celebrates great accomplishments, but also addresses areas for improvement. We cannot do this work alone and I am asking that each of you become a champion for our students, their individual school, and classroom. Effective involvement matters to student success.

    As we proceed forward this year, I anticipate that you will have an opportunity to participate in a strategic planning process where the district will begin the important work of reflecting upon where we are as an institution today, where we want to be, and how we will get there. It is typical that every successful organization has such a plan or “road map” that illustrates the path forward. Invitations to collaborate in this work will be forthcoming soon.

    Have a marvelous and magnificent school year!

    Jim Shank

    Email: jshank@northbeachschools.org
    Phone: 360-289-2447