Tony Apostle, the former Puyallup School District superintendent who retired in 2012, is the new interim superintendent for the Kent School District.
He replaces outgoing Kent Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas, who is leaving Kent to move to California and serve as executive vice president of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a national college readiness program.
Apostle was superintendent in Puyallup for eight years. He has worked in Washington schools for 37 years, as a teacher, coach, principal and administrator. He began working as Kent’s interim superintendent on Nov. 25. He will serve until a new permanent superintendent is hired.
The Kent School Board has contracted with search firm Ray and Associates of Cedar Rapids, Iowa to conduct a national search for a permanent superintendent.