Superintendent Search

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The Anacortes School District is currently going through a Superintendent search process. The new superintendent will begin their position with the 2020-21 school year. Current Superintendent Mark Wenzel will be leaving the district at the end of the 2019-2020 school year to pursue an international superintendent job. 

Wenzel leaves the district in a strong position, with high test scores, a new high school campus, strong social-emotional programs, an equity focus, and greater alignment of curricula across all grades and subjects. 

District profile

  • 2,800 Students 

  • 400 staff members, including certificated teachers & classified employees 

  • Strong community partnerships 

  • 1 high school, 1 alternative high school, 1 middle school, 3 elementary schools, 1 kindergarten & pre-K building 

  • 30 percent free/ reduced rate 

Search process 

The Anacortes School Board has contracted with Northwest Leadership Associates to assist with the search. There will be multiple opportunities for input from staff, parents and community members. 
The position remains open until filled; the board is currently reviewing applications. 

Opportunities for community input - all sessions open to the public. Please attend all if you can. 

Saturday, February 22, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Anacortes High School Library . Preliminary interviews for top 6 candidates.

Finalist presentations and Q&A with top 3 candidates - Anacortes High School Library: 
- Candidate 1: Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Candidate 2: Wednesday, Feb 26 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Candidate 3: Thursday, Feb 27 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 28, time TBD - Announcement of new Superintendent 

Questions? Contact the Superintendent's Office at (360) 503-1211 or, or School Board President Bobbilyn Hogge at or (360) 708-9128. 

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