Issaquah School Board hires new superintendent

February 14, 2013

NEW — 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2013

It’s been a little more than a month since the Issaquah School District found out it needed to go shopping for a new superintendent but it’s already found one: Ron Thiele.

The school board unanimously voted Feb. 13 to hire the district’s associate superintendent to succeed outgoing superintendent Steve Rasmussen when he retires June 30.

“Thank you very much. That was a little bit strange and surreal for me,” said Thiele. He had been sitting in the school board meeting, he later explained, wondering if his job application was about to be publicly rejected or accepted. “I am truly humbled by an amazing opportunity that you are providing me with and the confidence you are showing in me, and I am really appreciative.” Read more