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.