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Friday, March 29, 2013

Brockman to Leave SPS

From Phil Brockman, Executive Director of K-12 Operations:


Dear colleagues,
 
After 30 years with Seattle Public Schools, I have decided to move on to a new challenge. I have accepted a position as Superintendent of the Sedro-Wolley School District.  My last day with Seattle Schools is June 30th.
 
This was not an easy decision, as I am proud of the work we have all accomplished together. I have enjoyed my time in the classroom, as a teacher and principal, and then working in the central office as an Executive Director, supporting the great work we are doing in our schools. I am grateful for the people I have worked with in Seattle and appreciative of the experience I have received as a result of my years here. 
 
I am looking forward to my new role as a Superintendent, and excited about working with the Sedro-Woolley school community.
 
Thank you for all you do every day; I wish you the very best.
 
I have  personally always liked Phil and thought he was a superior principal. I wish him well in his new post but it does leave a void at SPS.

4 comments:

n said...

I hope he knows what he's getting into. That's a pretty red area. I'm from up that way and there are (or were) a lot of really "red" types up there. We called them hillbillies. Real hillbillies. This could be a learning curve for Phil.

I'm sure they are nice hillbillies but they like guns and they're not too particular about the niceties of life. Course, things might be different now..

M said...

N said "there are a lot of reds types up there. We called them hillbillies"

Well there are a lot of blue types in seattle. I call them freeloaders or leaches.

n said...

Hahaha. I'm not going to pick a fight with that one. I haven't figured out the connection but it was good for a laugh.

kgroth said...

I think very highly of Phil Brockman from my meetings with him as I advocated for Pinehurst K-8. This is a big loss for Seattle and he'll be missed. He is very kind and sincere and a great advocate for all kids.