The Daily News typically reports the top 10 salaries of local officials when cities and school districts adopt annual budgets. Here are the figures for the Kelso and Longview school districts, which adopted budgets for the 2018-19 school year in late August.
These figures include the base salary before benefits for each individual.
Dan Zorn, superintendent, $167,929
Tony VanderMaas, executive director of leadership/learning, $133,466
Richard Reeves, R.A. Long high school principal, $133,335
Jill Diehl, director of career and college readiness, $130,035
Elizabeth West, director of special education, $129,479
Brooks Cooper, Mark Morris high school principal, $124,595
Jay Opgrande, Mount. Solo middle school principal, $123,240
Chris Rugg, Cascade middle school principal, $119,193
Scott Merzoian, Monticello middle school principal, $118,226
Nine elementary school principals*, $118,226
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*The principals are Stephanie Casillas at Columbia Heights Elementary School, Noma Hudson at Kessler Elementary School, Lori Larson at Robert Gray Elementary School, Cora Lazo at Northlake Elementary School, Michael Mendenhall at Olympic Elementary School, Jean Merritt at Mint Valley Elementary School, Megan Shea at Broadway Learning Center, Stephanie Teel at St. Helens Elementary School and Aaron Whitright at Columbia Valley Gardens Elementary School.
Mary Beth Tack, superintendent, $171,069
Scott Westlund, chief financial officer, $145,738
Christine McDaniel, Kelso High School principal, $140,976
Denise Freund, director of special programs, $135,408
Don Iverson, director of support services, $135,408
Tim Petersen, director of human resources, $135,408
Kim Yore, director of teaching/learning, $135,408
Greg Gardner, Coweeman Middle School principal, and Laura Hiatt, Huntington Middle School principal, $130,983
Holly Budge and Lacey DeWeert, associate directors of teaching/learning, $124,613
Five elementary school principals*, $124,613
*The five elementary school principals are Angie Hansen at Barnes Elementary School, Jay Sparks at Beacon Hill Elementary School, Cindy Cromwell at Butler Acres Elementary School, Tim Yore at Catlin Elementary School and Ray Cattin at Wallace Elementary School.