I am deeply saddened and disturbed at the recent actions of the
CKEA (Central Kitsap Education Association) in their
seemingly clandestine vote of no confidence for CK
Superintendent Greg Lynch, and a similar stamp of disapproval
against Special Education Director Bill Mosiman.
Here is a link to the article: Part of CK Teacher’s Union votes no confidence in
Superintendent and Special Ed Director
There are a great many things we DON’T know in regards to this
story. We don’t know the specific issues, concerns, or criticisms
that the CKEA leadership/members have against Mr. Lynch or Mr.
Mosiman. We don’t know if the CKEA leadership/members have made any
previous genuine efforts to engage either gentlemen in meaningful
dialog in an attempt to resolve or work through such
All we do know is that some element within the CKEA is clearly
upset and dissatisfied with both individuals, and wants to
make their displeasure known to the rest of us.
Now for what I DO know.
My family and I have lived here in Central Kitsap for over 10
years. All four of our kids have gone through the CK school system.
One of my sons recently graduated summa cum laude from a
local university, another is graduating with academic honors from
Olympic College. Overall, we have had some really great experiences
with teachers and staff within the CK district, and have been very
pleased with the level of education our kids have received.
Mr. Lynch began his employment as Superintendent shortly after
we moved here. We were immediately impressed with how genuinely
caring and personable he was. Over the years, we have observed his
consistent involvement in our kid’s classrooms, talking with their
teachers, and personally attending nearly every major school
During our past two successful levies, I had the distinct
pleasure of serving on the CK Kids Matter Group. During my involvement
there, I became even more intimately acquainted with Mr. Lynch, and
share the following observations:
Greg Lynch is a man of great integrity. He possesses a very
strong and tireless work ethic. He genuinely cares about the people
of our community, but particularly, the students, teachers, and
staff of CKSD. He’s not a flashy limelight kind of guy, but prefers
to work behind the scenes. He obviously must have an incredibly
loving and supportive wife and family that allows and encourages
him to invest so much time with the district, and away from
There may very well be some legitimate, heartfelt concerns or
issues by some who are dissatisfied with the current administration
of CKSD, and since Greg Lynch is the key figurehead, the buck
naturally stops with him. I think Mr. Lynch understands all too
well the criticisms that typically accompany such a title/position.
Being a school superintendent is one of those thankless jobs where
you can never seem to please everyone, no matter how hard you may
I wonder about the value and validity of unions these days. They
seem to breed a spirit of adversity where one doesn’t need to
exist. I truly hope that the CKEA can work out their differences
with Mr. Lynch and Mr. Mosiman in a manner that is both fair and
civil. Regardless of these recent events, we are all still very
fortunate to have such an amazingly talented and committed staff of
educators in our district.
I would like to publicly go on record as casting my vote of
YES confidence for Greg Lynch as CK
Superintendent. Thanks, Mr. Lynch. Keep up the great