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    Noel Treat Appointed SPS Chief of Human Resources
    Posted on 04/09/2021
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    Noel Treat Appointed SPS Chief of Human Resources

    Interim Superintendent Brent Jones has appointed Noel Treat as the next chief of human resources. Mr. Treat will begin in his new position on April 19 to ensure a strong transition with Dr. Clover Codd, the current chief of human resources. Codd has been named Moreland School District's next superintendent.

    "Noel brings a deep understanding of Seattle schools and human resources. He has the depth and breadth of experience that is unique and critical for this time. He is known for his collaborative approach and getting things done. Noel is committed to ensuring our human resources system is centered on equity and responsive so that our employees are ready to serve students," said Dr. Brent Jones.

    Treat brings over 25 years of leadership experience working with local governments and school districts to the position. He gained significant human resources experience in those roles and also in other positions he has held which include positions as a city manager, chief of staff to the county executive, deputy director for a county department, and section head for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. He has a deep understanding of Seattle Public Schools, having previously served as deputy superintendent and as general counsel.

    Prior to returning to Seattle Public Schools, Treat was senior vice-president and general counsel at the public affairs firm Strategies 360 where he provided human resources consulting to cities and school districts nationally. His passion for serving Seattle Public Schools is what prompted him to return.

    "I am honored to have been selected by Dr. Jones for this important role. I am excited to return to Seattle Public Schools and continue the work of Seattle Excellence. I am committed to recruiting, supporting, and retaining high quality employees with a focus on racial equity so that they can, in turn, provide a welcoming and supportive learning environment for our students," said Treat.

    Treat earned his B.A. with honors from Colorado College and his law degree from University of Arizona. He is an avid fly fisherman and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and three kids, who are current and former Seattle Public Schools students.