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Carmela Dellino, the current SPS Executive Director of Schools for the Southwest Region (including West Seattle) is leaving her job for another position with the City of Seattle.

Dellino leaving Southwest Executive Director of Schools position

Carmela Dellino, the current SPS Executive Director of Schools for the Southwest Region (covering West Seattle), is leaving her job for another position with the City of Seattle, according to a letter she sent to staff shared by Teresa Wippel with Seattle Public Schools.

Dellino held her current post for one year, and formerly acted as principal at Roxhill Elementary. Here is the letter on her move:

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I send this email to all of you. After much reflection and discussion with my family, I have made the decision to pursue the opportunity to work for the City of Seattle and support the elementary schools that are the Family and Education Levy recipients.

Throughout the last five years I have truly enjoyed working with and learning from you. I feel honored to have worked with such an outstanding group of educators who are dedicated to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps. I experienced a great deal of joy over the last 5 years, serving the children, families, principals, staff, and communities of West Seattle and the southeast region. Additionally, my central office colleagues were always there for me and I am deeply appreciative of the support and guidance I received. Without a doubt, I learned so much from everyone. I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with outstanding principals and educational teams in the committed efforts for ALL students' success. I feel lucky that I can continue to be affiliated with many of you.

Thank you for your support, partnership and dedication to serving our students. I wish each and every one of you the very best.

Sincerely,
Carmela

Wippel with SPS said they “hope to have more information soon for a replacement.”

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