Superintendent Search Process

Superintendent Search Process
Posted on 01/06/2020
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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. 

Application link - closes Feb 7, 2020

Opportunities for community input 

Online Survey - English
Online Survey - Español

The following events are open to the public. Observers will be asked to provide written feedback. 

Preliminary interviews - all candidates:

Saturday, Feb. 22 - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Anacortes High School Library, 1600 20th Street. 

Finalist presentations and Q&A for top 3 candidates:

  • - 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.

All take place at Anacortes High School Library - 1600 20th street. 

We encourage you to attend all sessions if you are able. 

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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