Welcome to our website. I'd like to introduce myself. I am the superintendent of the Coeur d'Alene School District, assuming that position in June 2008 after seven years as assistant superintendent and 17 years in other capacities in the Coeur d'Alene School District.
The mission of the Coeur d'Alene School District is to provide every student an academically excellent education. My personal focus and passion has always been student achievement. With the help of a dedicated and talented team of teachers, principals, counselors and support staff, our District will continue to provide classes and programs to help our 10,200 youngsters grow into successful and contributing citizens. Hopefully, many of our students will choose to use their education, skills and talents to the betterment of our community.
My leadership style is one of collaboration, transparency and courage. I want the public to know and understand the business of public education, and I consider this website to be one more facet in an array of methods that our district can use to communicate with parents, students and the public.
I hope you find our site to be user-friendly, informative and interesting, and I hope you will visit our homepage often to learn what is new in our District. We always welcome suggestions as to how to improve our site and our communication with you.
Superintendent of Schools
About Superintendent Hazel Bauman
Hazel Bauman brings 37 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to the top position in the Coeur d'Alene School District. Before being named superintendent, she served seven years as assistant superintendent. Positions held prior to that time included director of curriculum and instruction, director of elementary education, and curriculum director.
Ms. Bauman joined the District 271 administrative staff as curriculum intern in 1989. Previously, she was assistant director of the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene Center for five years, after six years as an affiliate faculty member, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level education and special education classes.
She was a consulting teacher for special education in the Coeur d'Alene district from 1979 to 1984.
Ms. Bauman earned her elementary education certification from Lakeshore Teachers College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and her teacher training fellowship from Ontario School for the Deaf. In 1979, she received her B.A. degree in elementary education and her certification for special education from Eastern Washington University, where she later earned her masters in education. She received her administrative credential from the University of Idaho in 1985 and her superintendent's certification in 1994.
Ms. Bauman is active in the Coeur d'Alene community where she is a member of the Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club, serves on the education committee of the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce, and is a past president of the United Way of Kootenai County. She is also a member of the State Superintendent Tom Luna's Middle School Task Force.