Just in from Seattle Public Schools:
Dear Chief Sealth International High School community,
I am very pleased to announce Christopher Kinsey as the interim Principal at Chief Sealth International High School.
Mr. Kinsey has spent the past three years as Assistant Principal at Cleveland High School where he helped coordinate and implement the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program and fostered a student-centered learning environment throughout the school. He understands the unique needs of the Chief Sealth community and he will continue the good work of former principal John Boyd. Please join me in welcoming him into the Chief Sealth community!
Mr. Kinsey will serve as the Interim Principal for the 2011-12 school year. As is our practice with an interim appointment, the Chief Sealth community will have an opportunity to provide feedback over the winter. Then, we will decide if a national search needs to be conducted for a permanent principal.
I know Mr. Kinsey will work well with Jeff Clark, Principal of Denny International Middle School, and they will continue creating a strong pathway from middle to high school for our students.
Mr. Kinsey started his career in 1999 as a 7th-grade classroom teacher at Meany Middle School and also served as the Dean and Administrative Intern for Pathways at Nathan Hale High School. He was the House Administrator at Eckstein Middle School for two years. He is a dedicated instructional leader who is committed to working collaboratively with the entire Chief Sealth community to ensure all students have a high-quality education. Mr. Kinsey said he is already proud to be a Seahawk.
With less than a month to the start of the school year, I know Mr. Kinsey will be busy getting ready for Sept. 7. Please look for a letter from him soon. I know he is interested in listening to concerns, advice and goals from students, staff, families and the community about the future of Chief Sealth.
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Seattle Public Schools
Last Friday was former principal John Boyd‘s last day; he has left for a new job as an executive in Highline Public Schools, the district immediately south of Seattle.