Survey asks about superintendent search

South Whidbey Schools are in the process of searching for Josephine Moccia’s successor.

The South Whidbey School District is in the process of searching for a superintendent to replace Josephine Moccia.

Moccia has been serving as the district’s superintendent for 13 years and is set to retire by the end of the 2024-25 school year.

Community members are invited to take a survey that will help the district choose a firm that will conduct the search. The survey went live last week and will be available until a few days before the board’s business meeting on June 26.

On May 22, the board interviewed three candidate firms, Alma, Ray & Associates and Hazard Young Attea Associates.

The survey asks respondents to rate “desired traits,” including cost, experience working with districts with the size and budget of South Whidbey and a track record of selecting hires that fit the culture and the values of the districts, among other traits.

People can choose to complete and submit the survey online or to complete a printable form that can be mailed or dropped off at the District Office, located at 5476 Maxwelton Road in Langley, or scanned and emailed to

Both forms are available on the agenda for May 22, 2024.