Banda Announces Temp Special Ed Appointment
From Superintendent Banda:
Dear Seattle Public Schools community,
I hope you are all enjoying these summer days. Our team at Central Office is working hard to ensure we have a successful start of school, which is just about a month away.
As part of our back-to-school planning, I have appointed BiHoa Caldwell to oversee our Special Education department for the next two months. BiHoa is a retired SPS administrator who will bring strong leadership to the Special Education department during this time of transition. She will lead a support team that will focus on a smooth start to school, ensuring that staffing, enrollment, service placement, transportation, and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are complete for our students who receive special education services.
We are continuing the process of recruiting an Executive Director of Special Education. This is a key position, and I want to make sure we have an experienced leader in place who will be a great fit for our District and our families. My goal is to have this position filled close to the start of school. I want to thank the staff and family representatives who have served on the hiring committee.
Thank you for all the work you do on behalf of our students. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the classroom on Sept. 5.