Dear Issaquah School District Community,
At the January 9, 2013 board meeting, I announced my retirement from this district at the end of the school year. Now first and foremost, there’s plenty of good and hard work that I am going to see through until June 30, but I wanted the school board to have the time necessary to plan a thoughtful and seamless replacement process. Without getting too far ahead of myself—there will be many chances for me to connect with you in the months ahead—I want to take this opportunity to say that I could not be prouder of a school community. In my 40 years of service in public education, I have never been in a district that cares more passionately for students and believes in the power of learning. Because of your support and partnership during my tenure here, our schools have not only achieved some of the highest test scores in the state and nation, they are places that nurture creativity, relationships, and fun. As I look forward to next fall, I am excited for new personal adventures, and I am also excited to leave the Issaquah School District in a position where new leadership can build on a solid foundation of learning and commitment.
See you in our schools!
—Dr. Steve Rasmussen, Superintendent