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New Superintendent Search

New Superintendent Community Focus Groups

Two Community Focus Groups regarding the search for our next Superintendent will be held at Bethel School District's Educational Service Center (ESC), 516 176th St. E., Spanaway 98387. Your input matters! 

  • Wednesday, May 15
  • Thursday, May 16

Both events will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

Tentative Timeline*

Position Opened: April 1, 2024
Online Superintendent Search Survey: April 17, 2024
Closing Date: May 19, 2024
Preliminary Candidate Selection: May 21, 2024
Preliminary Candidate Interviews: May 25, 2024
Final Candidate Selection: May 25, 2024
Final Candidate Interviews: May 28, 29, 30, 2024
New Superintendent Announcement: May 31, 2024

*Calendar subject to change


On January 17, 2024, Tom Seigel announced his retirement after 23 years of service as Bethel's Superintendent. 

"I am proud to have served you as Superintendent of this dynamic and growing district. Together we have done much to improve the educational opportunities for our students.

I know I will be leaving you in the capable hands of an extremely competent and dedicated Bethel staff. It has been an honor to work with all of them as we have improved every aspect of this great school district. Because of their passion, dedication, and pursuit of excellence, Bethel students will continue to thrive."

Relevant Board Meetings

May 10, 2024
Special Study Session to discuss the status of the superintendent search and next steps

March 30, 2024
Special Study Session

Tom Rockefeller of Northwest Leadership Associates and the Directors discussed the superintendent search process, timeline, and candidate qualifications

March 21, 2024
Special Public Meeting
The applications for Executive Search Consultant Firms were provided to the board for review. The board selected Northwest Leadership Associates.

March 4, 2024
Special Public Meeting

The Board approved the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in the selection of Executive Search Consulation Services for the Superintendent Position. 

February 20, 2024
Special Public Meeting

The Board voted to conduct a nationwide search to fill the position of Superintendent for the Bethel School District. The Board also voted to postpone indefinitely consideration of appointing an interim superintendent. 

February 13, 2024
Special Study Session

Washington State School Directors' Association Executive Director Tim Garchow and the Bethel School Board discussed the Superintendent hiring process.