Dear Seattle Public Schools staff,
I am pleased to announce an interim leadership plan while we conduct a national search for an Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning and Executive Director of Curriculum and Instructional Support.
Executive Directors of Schools Michael Tolley and Marni Campbell will serve as co-Interim Assistant Superintendents for Teaching and Learning. Michael and Marni will provide leadership in all areas of teaching and learning for the next several months. We do intend to fill the position of Executive Director of Curriculum and Instructional Support, and hope to announce an interim plan soon. I want to thank Kimberly Kinzer and Paul Robb for filling in for the last several weeks, after Wendy London’s departure from the District.
Michael will continue to supervise principals in the Southeast region and Marni in the Northwest region. We will be working with them to assure that they have additional support. Marni and Michael will divide responsibilities and partner closely on the work that needs to be completed. I cannot thank them enough for taking on this assignment.
With school starting tomorrow, I want to take a moment to thank everyone for your hard work. Last week we hosted an enrollment event and gave away more than 1,000 donated school supplies from the Office Depot Foundation. I was able to spend some time greeting our incoming families and students, and everyone is excited for the first day of school.
Again, a big “thank you” to Michael and Marni for providing leadership in Teaching and Learning for the next few months.