I am proud of the work we've done during my time at Seattle Public Schools and hope that I have helped make a positive difference. My time here has been some of the most rewarding of my career, but I have decided to pursue a new opportunity as Deputy City Manager for Mercer Island.
This is an exciting opportunity for me to be part of a strong city leadership team and address new challenges. Please know that my decision is not a result of the current Superintendent search – I was not an applicant and am pleased with the candidates who have been named as finalists.
I know we are in the midst of a transition at SPS and I am confident the School Board will find a new leader to continue the work in a positive direction. I will still remain a part of the SPS community and look forward to supporting the District as a parent. My last day in the office will be May 21.
I wish you all the best.
Deputy SuperintendentSeattle Public Schools
I am sad to see Noel go. I think he was widely respected and I thought he really had good ideas and energy.