A Letter from the Interim Superintendent

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McCleary School District Interim Superintendent, Susan Carthum Zetty

Greetings McCleary School District Community,

My name is Susan Zetty, and I am excited to serve as the Interim Superintendent for the McCleary School District. I look forward to getting to know all of you and working together to help improve outcomes for students. In the meantime, here is a little professional and personal information to get to know me.

I taught third through fifth grade for 17 years before becoming the associate principal at Sakai Intermediate School on Bainbridge Island. After three years in that position, I served as principal of Esquire Hills Elementary School in Central Kitsap School District for seven years. I am currently in my fourth year as Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at Olympic ESD 114.

One of my core beliefs is that every individual needs to be treated with kindess and dignity. In all of my positions, one of my greatest joys is to work with all kinds of people and show with every interaction and communication that I value each individual. As superintendent, I will take the time to know the members of the school district community including students, staff, families, and community members. I will do my best to build open, collaborative relationships in which my words and actions demonstrate that you can trust me at all times. Part of that trust is following through on what I say I will do, communicating clearly with the board as well as staff and community, and engaging in ongoing growth and reflection.

On a personal note, I have been married for 29 years to my husband Mike. He spends his time publishing multiple editions of a resaurant publication called Coffee News, including four editions in Grays Harbor. We love any time we get to spend in person or on the phone with our three kids: Hannah (26) who attends graduate school in Virgina, Ryan (23) who works as a language assistance teacher in Japan, and Andrew (21) who attends Western Washington University. I grew up in Westport and attended Ocosta School District. My parents live in Aberdeen and are both educators and involved in the community. My husband and I spend a lot of time in Wesport, and we love Grays Harbor!

I am committed to helping all McCleary students become happy, healthy, contributing citizens and look forward to serving the children, families, faculty, staff, and citizens of the school district. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! I am eager to get started!

Sincerely,

Susan Carthum Zetty