Interim Seattle Public Schools superintendent: Dr. Larry Nyland

With two-year superintendent José Banda officially getting the Sacramento job this week, the Seattle Public Schools Board did not waste any time announcing an interim superintendent to succeed him. They’ve just chosen Dr. Larry Nyland, much-acclaimed in his nine years as Marysville superintendent, which ended with his retirement last year, during which time he was chosen as state Superintendent of the Year and was a finalist for the corresponding national honor. His long career also includes leadership of the Pasco School District, interim leadership of Shoreline schools, and six years as Chief Academic Officer/Human Resources Director in Highline Public Schools south of Seattle. His Seattle roots run deep; he is a 1966 graduate of Roosevelt High School. He’s expected to start work August 1st, and the board promises information soon on how it will search for a permanent superintendent.

4 Replies to "Interim Seattle Public Schools superintendent: Dr. Larry Nyland"

  • joel July 18, 2014 (9:23 pm)

    where is the part about him making 40% more than the previous list of Superintendents? hopefully they hire local so they don’t relocate another person, spending 30k plus on relocation, and then they leave in 18 months.

    • WSB July 18, 2014 (9:54 pm)

      Joel, where did you see anything about the proposed salary for Dr. Nyland? I just checked a few places including the full news release and am not seeing it. – TR

  • JoAnne July 19, 2014 (9:43 am)

    Glad they found someone who is local and thus invested in the community.
    We are getting tired of paying “climbers” who just flit from one city to another after a few years in pursuit of their own self-interest.
    This is SUPPOSED to be a PUBLIC service job, so it’s nice to see it being filled by a career public servant instead of a self-servant, like José Banda.

  • joel July 20, 2014 (1:15 am)

    wsb….nowhere but based on the mayor’s staff and other folks moving into top positions 40% increase seems to be the going rate.

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