Last week, a war erupted between Ingraham High School and Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, after she fired the high school’s principal, Martin Floe. Her decision galvanized the students, faculty, and parents to protest with a petition to keep the principal. She listened and decided to give Floe one more year to improve the school.
The upheaval affected the Northwest Asian Weekly. Last week, we were slated to meet Enfield, but she rescheduled for this week.
No, we did not initiate the interview. Her office did when our editor Stacy Nguyen asked Dr. Enfield for a response to the firing of Amy Chan as human resource director from SPS.
Good on her word, Enfield drove to the ID this Tuesday for the interview.
Did the Ingraham incident cause her sleepless nights? Is there a list of principals she wants to get rid of? What’s her view on diversity? You can read the story next week in the Northwest Asian Weekly. ♦