BACK TO SCHOOL: Westside School’s new leader

We’ve reported already on the five Seattle Public Schools in West Seattle that are starting the new school year with new principals. We have since learned that a major local independent school has had a change at the top as well: PreK-8th Westside School (WSB sponsor) is now led by Ted Kalmus, who has a two-year appointment as interim head of school while Westside embarks on a thorough process to create a strategic plan and launch a leadership search. He took over after the departure of four-year head of school Kate Mulligan last June. Kalmus served as head of school at independent Billings Middle School from 1997 to 2015, and worked with Westside as a consultant prior to taking the leadership role. He also is on the board of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (which has its headquarters south of The Junction). By the way, tomorrow will start Westside’s second year in its permanent location in Arbor Heights.

2 Replies to "BACK TO SCHOOL: Westside School's new leader"

  • Cherie Byrd September 7, 2016 (10:21 am)

    That’s so exciting, Ted Kalmus is top-notch!

    Wishing you a great year!

    Cherie Byrd

  • Argonautter September 7, 2016 (7:45 pm)

    Ted is an inspirational, hard working and charismatic leader. Westside is fortunate to have him as their interim head!

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