Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon
My name is Dr. Paul Gordon, and I am exceptionally proud to serve as the new superintendent of the Wenatchee School District! I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends during the summer months. We are excited to welcome our students back for a year of exploration, engagement, and excellence. I want to thank all of our staff members who worked through the summer months preparing for 2019-2020 school year, with the first day of school on August 27. Our dedicated custodians, buildings and ground staff, transportation staff, teachers, support staff, school office staff, and district personnel are committed to excellence and opportunities for every student!
I come to Wenatchee after growing up in Colorado and working for the Adams 12 Five Star School District for 24 years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, executive director, and Chief Academic Officer. After much thought, my family and I made the decision to move to Illinois to become the superintendent of a much smaller school district 30 miles outside of Chicago. For the past six years, I served as the superintendent of the Glen Ellyn School District, which is a 3,500 student kindergarten through 8th-grade school district. Our students and staff achieved great success, but I always knew I wanted to return to a K-12 school district.
My wife, Marianne, and I are eager to start this new chapter in our lives. With both of our kids, Matthew and Gabriella, having graduated from college in the past year, they too are beginning their own journeys in Chicago and New York. Marianne and I look forward to meeting our new community members, developing new relationships, and exploring the beauty of the Valley. We will be attending many different events and welcome the opportunity to meet people as we continue to learn about our new home.
My excitement for coming to the Wenatchee School District stems from the important work the district has accomplished over the past two decades under the leadership of Mr. Brian Flones. The work our students, staff, parents and the community has accomplished is impressive, and like all school districts, there is still work to be done to support our students.
Over the next few months, I will be visiting schools, meeting with staff and students, engaging our parents, community members, business and civic leaders to deepen my understanding of the District and the Valley as part of my transition plan. I will share what I hear and learn with the School Board and community; the information we gather will assist us in future decisions as we seek opportunities to improve and enhance the educational and social-emotional outcomes for our students.
I look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Paul Gordon