Tammy Campbell chosen as next superintendent for Federal Way schools

Tammy Campbell will be the next superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools, pending completion of contract negotiations.

Campbell is currently the assistant superintendent for learning and teaching in the Renton School District.

At a special board meeting Tuesday, the Federal Way School Board voted to offer the superintendent position to Campbell. She is scheduled to begin her new job July 1.

“Dr. Campbell is the unanimous choice of our board because of her vision, her knowledge and her passion,” said school board President Geoffery McAnalloy.

The new superintendent was chosen after a six-month national search, with input from a student advisory committee and community advisory committee, including parents, teachers and community members.

“We developed our search criteria for a new superintendent based on feedback from the community and our stakeholders,” McAnalloy said. “Dr. Campbell exceeded our expectations and made a strong impression on forum attendees with her track record of increasing academic rigor and student achievement. After a final round of interviews and two days of stakeholder meetings, the choice was clear.”

“Federal Way Public Schools has a strong commitment to closing the achievement gap,” Campbell said. “I feel honored to join in the work of the district to ensure success for the students and families we serve.”

The school district is still working out details of the transition, but plans to hold a reception for Campbell prior to the end of the school year.

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