West Seattle school update: New principal for Sanislo Elementary

The communications team at Seattle Public Schools tells us they’re not formally announcing districtwide principal changes till Monday, most of which result from last week’s school closure/change vote and other “capacity management” decisions made in the past few months, but we have confirmation tonight of one change affecting a West Seattle school: Sanislo Elementary principal Debbie Nelsen is going to lead the new Jane Addams K-8 school in the north end; Ernie Seevers, who has been at AS #1 Pinehurst, is coming to Sanislo. A letter is going home to Sanislo families today; we’ve just received a copy. See it here; the letter says the change will take effect July 1st. Other reported changes are being discussed in this comment thread on saveseattleschools.blogspot.com, including one that affects West Seattle families of students in the elementary APP (top-level gifted) program — Lowell Elementary principal Julie Breidenbach reportedly will become principal of the school to which West Seattle-area APP students will be redirected next year, Thurgood Marshall.

1 Reply to "West Seattle school update: New principal for Sanislo Elementary"

  • jsrekd February 6, 2009 (6:30 pm)

    I wish Ms. Nelsen the best, she’s only been with us for just over 2 years IIRC, unfortunate she couldn’t stick around a little longer. I look forward to meeting Mr. Seevers. Sanislo Mom

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