Dr. Tony Apostle

Phone: 360-893-6500 Ext. 4023


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Dr. Tony Apostle

Dear Orting Staff and Families,

Greetings, I am excited to step into my role as your Interim Superintendent and begin my tenure serving this beautiful community. I want to thank those I have already met with for such a warm welcome. I can already tell that the people here have a thirst for being involved, improved transparency, and active participation in decision making. You will see evidence of this effort throughout my tenure as I continue to meet with staff members, community groups and key communicators to move student opportunities forward.

Establishing these important connections will be vital as we focus on two key initiatives in the upcoming months:
-Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic;
-Informing the public of our upcoming Educational Programs and Operations levy on the April 28, 2020 ballot

To help me support these priorities, I have asked the Board of Directors to nominate individuals with whom I should meet to introduce myself and ask the following three questions:
-What are your expectations of the Interim Superintendent?
-What do you think needs to be changed?
-What do you believe needs to be preserved and protected in our schools, culture and community?

Should you wish to answer these questions by email, please send your responses to apostlet@orting.wednet.edu. I am typically happy to meet with you personally, however, to align with Governor Inslee's "stay at home" proclamation and to keep folks safe, we are now working remotely. I am committed to monitoring voicemail and email daily, and will do my best to reply within 24 hours during the Monday through Friday work week. However, if you’d like to meet with me for an online meeting, please let my Executive Assistant, Bonnie Christian, know by emailing her at christianb@orting.wednet.edu. My door (or video conferencing app) is open!

If you’d like to know a little about me, my wife, Lori, a recently retired elementary school teacher, and I raised our two daughters in the Puyallup area where I worked for over 22 years in the local school district, so I am familiar with East Pierce County and ready to lead the district through these unprecedented times. I was born and raised in Tacoma and currently live in Pierce County.

We have many challenges ahead of us, but I can see that our highly trained educators and support staff are ready to tackle whatever lies ahead, with our community at our side and our students at the center of everything we do.