Interim Superintendent Susan Enfield
Dr. Susan Enfield resigned from Seattle Public Schools in July 2012. This Web page and the information it contains are maintained for archival purposes.
Dr. Enfield oversees all aspects of the District, which includes 47,000 students, 8,000 employees and a budget of roughly $550 million. She joined Seattle Public Schools in 2009 as Chief Academic Officer. Enfield was appointed Interim Superintendent in March 2011.
She began her career in education as a high school English, journalism and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in the San Francisco Bay area. After seven years in the classroom, she joined the UC Berkeley Teaching and Learning Alliance as a high school support provider, coaching principals and assisting middle and high school teachers engaged in whole-school, standards-based reform aimed at closing the achievement gap.
Enfield served as the Bureau Director for Teaching and Learning Support for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, as the Director of Teaching and Learning for Portland Public Schools and as Deputy Superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Wash., before coming to Seattle in 2009.
A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Enfield graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and earned master’s degrees in education from Stanford University and Harvard University. She also holds a doctorate in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University with a concentration in the Urban Superintendents Program.
Enfield and her husband, Tony Harasimowicz, a structural engineer originally from New York, are now very happy to call the Pacific Northwest home. They both appreciate the natural beauty the region has to offer, as it allows them to pursue their love of running (her) and mountain biking and landscape photography (him).
Dr. Susan Enfield at a Family Academy Community Chat with the Filipino Community of Seattle on April 30, 2011.