A message from the Superintendent
March 5, 2012
I am pleased to announce that Paul Apostle has been appointed as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Appointing Paul in the permanent role and elevating the position to an Assistant Superintendent reflects not only the good work Paul has been doing, but also the significant scope of his responsibility and the fundamental importance of our Human Resources Department.
Paul was first appointed as Interim Executive Director of Human Resources in May 2011. A native of Tacoma, Paul brings significant education and central office administration experience to Seattle Public Schools.
Under Paul’s leadership, he has started the work of ensuring the Human Resources Department is in service to schools and staff. He has restructured the team to work more effectively, including organizing managers in teams to support regional principals and manage staff evaluations.
Moving forward, Paul is working on improving our recruitment and retention rates. For the first time, Seattle Public Schools will host an educator job fair in Seattle on April 7th at the John Stanford Center. His goal for our District is to increase the hiring staff of color for the next school year. Paul is also a strong advocate for transparency. Later this week, the Human Resources Department plans to launch a new website, with most forms and information hosted on the outside District website.
Before working for our District, Paul was the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the Renton School District, and he served as Director of Human Resources for the Tacoma Public Schools. Paul’s career in Tacoma included teaching at the elementary and secondary level. In addition, he was an assistant principal and principal at the middle and high school level for 23 years.
Paul earned his Superintendent Certificate from Western Washington State University, his master's in Educational Administration from Seattle University and his Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington State University. I know he will continue to work with all of you on ensuring our Human Resources Department is a key leader in improving how Central Office can best support all of our schools, staff and students.
Please join me in congratulating Paul on his new appointment.
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Seattle Public Schools