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    Dr. Concie Pedroza Appointed as Associate Superintendent
    Posted on 06/03/2021
    Concie Pedroza

    Dr. Concie Pedroza Appointed as Associate Superintendent

    Superintendent Brent Jones has appointed Dr. Concie Pedroza as associate superintendent effective immediately. Dr. Pedroza most recently served as the district's chief of student support services leading the departments of Advanced Learning, Admissions, Enrollment Planning, Athletics, Special Education, and 504.

    "Dr. Concie Pedroza is a PreK-12 education and student learning expert. Her visionary leadership, student-centered approach, and unwavering commitment to racial equity and educational justice will lead to strong supports for schools and help create the learning conditions that students need to thrive," shared Dr. Jones when announcing Dr. Pedroza’s new position.

    As associate superintendent, Dr. Pedroza will supervise the divisions of Schools and Continuous Improvement and Students Support Services. Merging these two divisions will strengthen alignment and integration of critical school and student supports. The Schools and Continuous Improvement Division was formerly supervised by Wyeth Jessee. Jessee accepted a superintendent position in another district in May.

    "I am so honored to serve the students of Seattle Public Schools under the leadership of Dr. Jones and in this new role," stated Dr. Concie Pedroza in response to the appointment.

    Dr. Concie Pedroza began her career as a classroom teacher over 25 years ago and later served as an elementary, K-8, and high school principal. A commitment to racial equity and educational excellence for all students center her leadership and instructional approach.

    Under her leadership, Orca K-8 in Seattle Public Schools earned three consecutive School of Distinction awards for student growth and performance. Dr. Pedroza was later selected as the first principal of Seattle World School, supporting immigrant and refugee students representing over 35 languages. During her principal tenure, the school celebrated its first graduating class, high school accreditation, and she was recognized for her work and authentic engagement with families and community partners.

    Dr. Pedroza is a former principal leadership coach, supporting the professional growth of school leaders and served as the director of the Department of Racial Equity Advancement overseeing culturally responsive and anti-racism professional development of adults at all levels of the system, including the school board and school-based racial equity teams.

    In addition to her district experience, Dr. Pedroza advises on PreK-12 education issues at the state level. She has served on OPSI's Bilingual ESSA workgroup, Student Day Taskforce, Reopening Schools Washington Operations Taskforce, and most recently as the chair of the Bilingual Education Advisory Committee to Superintendent Reykdal. Her commitment to anti-racist actions with attention to centering family and student experiences are central to her work in schools and in every position that she has served.

    Dr. Pedroza earned her master's degree in educational leadership and policy studies and doctorate in education leadership from the University of Washington.