Renton superintendent named to Inslee’s administration
November 29, 2012
NEW — 11:45 a.m. Nov. 29, 2012
Renton School District Superintendent Mary Alice Heuschel will join Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s administration as chief of staff when he takes office Jan. 16.
In a statement announcing her new position, Heuschel said that few opportunities could entice her from her current post, but the call to serve at the state level provides her an enormous opportunity to lead, impact public education and to help reform state government.
“Renton, the community and the school district, will always have a very special place in my heart,” she said in the statement. “It has become my family.”
Heuschel will remain with the district until mid-January. Members of the district staff are currently working on a transition plan for the school board that includes selecting an interim superintendent and soliciting applications for a new one.
“We have an exceptional team already in place to support an interim arrangement,” Heuschel said in a statement, “district staff will work quickly to assist the school board in their work to find the right new superintendent to take this office.”
Heuschel has served as the district’s superintendent for six years.