West Seattle school news: Madison MS principal appointment

Another West Seattle school has principal news today: Thanks to Jeanne Merritt at Madison Middle School for forwarding the memo announcing that Henterson Carlisle, who’s been Madison’s interim principal, now officially has the job. Read on for the memo:

From Ruth Medsker, middle/K-8 education director for Seattle Public Schools:

I am pleased to announce that Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson has appointed Mr. Henterson Carlisle as your principal. Mr. Carlisle has served as your interim principal at Madison this year and as your assistant principal from 2007-2009. His appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Carlisle’s extensive classroom and school experience, the strong educational leadership that he has demonstrated, and his knowledge of the Madison community make him an excellent match for the role of principal. Mr. Carlisle has worked in Seattle Public Schools as an assistant principal and teacher for eleven years and is committed to academic success for all children.

Mr. Carlisle is an ardent advocate for students and he is committed to continuing the strong program and traditions that have been established at Madison. In his time at Madison, Mr. Carlisle has been an excellent instructional leader and effective team-builder, establishing strong family and community relationships that engage all stakeholders in the school.

I especially appreciate the positive learning community that you have built at Madison Middle School, and look forward to continued success for all students.

6 Replies to "West Seattle school news: Madison MS principal appointment"

  • add May 19, 2010 (12:05 pm)

    You say “another” school has principal news – did I miss the first one?

  • Spana May 19, 2010 (2:30 pm)

    Sort of OT, but just noticed who sent that in: super big yay (or should it be olé!) to Ms Merritt! Best teacher ever. She taught me Spanish in the mid 90s. ¡Que suerte para mi having such a caring, smart, and engaging teacher!

  • Tim May 19, 2010 (6:37 pm)

    He is not that good of a teacher/principle, not that many of people there like him…not trying to sound mean or anything!

  • wsparent May 19, 2010 (7:27 pm)

    Mr. Carlisle will need all the community support he can get.

    Madison has been running smoothly and improving steadily, but the New Student Assignment Plan dealt it a serious and unfair budget blow by over-assigning Denny/Sealth and under-assigning Madison/WSH (60/40 split). Hopefully WSH will get a very strong, experienced, charismatic leader to lead it though these rough times, and Madison can continue strong as well.

  • some girl May 19, 2010 (9:40 pm)

    Mr. Carlisle has had a pretty good run as the interim principal this school year. It has been a tough year and he has managed to keep afloat. He still has a ways to go, but don’t we all?

    Tim, I wonder where you got your information from. I haven’t heard many staff members complaining about his work.

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