Board Selects Denise Juneau as Preferred Candidate in Superintendent Search

At the regular School Board meeting on Wed., April 4, the board selected Denise Juneau as its preferred candidate for superintendent, pending successful completion of contract negotiations.

“I am very honored to be offered the opportunity to join the team at Seattle Public Schools as their next superintendent,” said Denise Juneau upon hearing the news she had been voted by the School Board as their top candidate.

“I am ready to work with the school board to help them achieve their goals of educational equity in outcomes, closing the opportunity gaps, robust engagement with community and parents, and providing a quality education for all students,” said Juneau. “During the interview process I learned that SPS is filled with committed and dedicated educators. The students I visited with are smart, creative and ready to lead. I look forward to building on the district’s successes, working with all partners to confront challenges and continue the positive progress already underway.”

The board collected feedback from families, students, staff and community members to develop a profile that included key qualities and preferred experience of the new superintendent.

Thank you to everyone who took time to provide valuable input during the process. The top candidates were interviewed by the board, labor representatives and the leadership team. The three finalists visited the district for the day and the board conducted final interview following their visits. At the April 25 regular board meeting, the board anticipates voting on a negotiated contract.

For more information about the process and timeline, please see the Superintendent Search page. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION HERE