'I'm committed to all of our students,' says Seattle interim superintendent

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 9:07 PM

SEATTLE -- The first day on the job, Seattle Public Schools interim superintendent said she plans to set up proper oversight.

"I am reaching out to staff to bring a sense of calm so we can move forward," said Susan Enfield.

Appointed over a financial scandal that cost Maria Goodloe-Johnson her job, Enfield said she also plans to continue the district's five-year plan. Only one school board member voted against Enfield, saying as Seattle Public Schools' Academic Chief, she hasn't helped minority students enough.

"My fear is that Susan doesn't have the experience of working with kids of color," said School Board Member Betty Patu.

"I'm commited to closing the achievement gap and I'm committed to all of our students," Enfield responded. 

Enfield was hired into the district by Goodloe-Johnson. She will make $225,000 a year.

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