From SPS Communications:
Kyle Kinoshita, Ed.D has been selected Chief of Curriculum and
Instruction for Seattle Public Schools (SPS). Kinoshita comes to the
position after serving as the Executive Director of Learning and
Teaching for the Marysville School District for the past nine years.
The SPS Chief of Curriculum and Instruction
position is critical to students’ success. The position provides the
district expertise and innovative leadership for all phases of
department services, including professional development, standards, and
assessments, as well as development of a curriculum and instructional
delivery service model for schools to ensure direct and system-wide
services to students.
Kyle was selected from a field of 21 applicants through a rigorous
interview process that included principals, union partners and central
One of the most important reasons Kyle applied for the position is
that he is a product of Seattle School District’s central and southeast
schools including Bailey Gatzert, Muir, Van Asselt and Rainier Beach
Kyle’s own experience has fueled a lifelong commitment to the
achievement of equity and elimination of opportunity gaps. Working to
help Seattle school leaders serve the historically underserved is a
powerful personal motivator to join the district and accomplish the
successful construction of a strong system of learning improvement.
Kyle hopes to develop a deep collaboration around student
achievement, the elimination of achievement gaps, and a common language
around powerful instruction and rigorous curriculum in all K-12 schools.