On Friday, Dec. 16, Dr. Susan Enfield sent out an email to Seattle Public Schools (SPS)staff, families, and the local community stating that she will not seek or accept a permanent position as superintendent of SPS once her contract is up next June.
“This was not an easy decision for me to make given my commitment to Seattle and to our students,” Enfield wrote. “I wish the school board well in their search for a new superintendent, and will work with the new appointee to ensure a smooth transition for our staff, students and families. It is my sincere hope that the board will continue to build on our successes to date and continue the momentum we have built. I believe strongly that losing this momentum would be a disservice to our students and staff.”