Mukilteo School Board Names Replacement Superintendent

September 10, 2019

Everett Schools

It didn’t take the Mukilteo School Board long to name a new Superintendent to replace Dr. Marci Larsen who announced her retirement earlier this year. Here is a press release sent out Monday night.

Dr. Alison Brynelson. Photo credit, Mukilteo School District

With Dr. Marci Larsen retiring Dec. 31, 2019, after nearly 17 years as Mukilteo School District Superintendent, the Mukilteo School District Board of Directors selected the district’s current Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Alison Brynelson, for the role come January.

School Board President Michael Simmons stated, “With Dr. Brynelson’s expert leadership and demonstrated commitment to the Mukilteo School District, the board unanimously agreed that selecting her was in the district’s best interest. She’s an innovator with a clear vision for the district and we’re confident it will be a productive mid-year transition with Dr. Brynelson’s extensive knowledge of the district and staff.” Simmons added, “The one word that comes to mind when I think about Dr. Brynelson is ‘caring!’”

Dr. Brynelson’s work in the district spans 22 years and several different positions including Explorer Middle School Assistant Principal, Voyager Middle School Principal, Director of Student Services, Executive Director of Secondary Schools, Assistant Superintendent, and currently Deputy Superintendent since 2016. She completed her superintendent’s certificate in 2005 and earned a doctorate degree in Executive Leadership from Seattle Pacific University in 2014. She has been a steady guiding force in the district’s equity work and the most recent teacher negotiations, which wrapped in June, months before such negotiations typically finish.

Dr. Brynelson shared, “I am honored and grateful the board has given me this opportunity. I am committed to the success of all students and look forward to leading this work from the position of superintendent.”

Dr. Brynelson and the board are working on the terms of a tentative agreement which will be finalized at a public meeting in the near future.

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