New Acting Superintendent McCleary comes from Grays Harbor roots
The McCleary School District announced Monday that Susan Zetty was appointed to lead the district as acting superintendent.
“I look forward to getting to know you all and working together to help improve student outcomes.” said Zetty
Zetty is transitioning from her role as Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Olympic ESD 114. Previously, she was Principal of Esquire Hills Elementary School in the Central Kitsap School District for seven years , associate principal at Sakai Intermediate School on Bainbridge Island, and 17 years as an elementary school teacher.
“One of my core beliefs is that every individual should be treated with kindness and dignity. In all of my positions, one of my greatest joys is working with all kinds of people and showing in every interaction and communication that I value each individual. As superintendent, I will take the time to get to know members of the school district community, including students, staff, families, and community members. I will do my best to establish open and collaborative relationships in which my words and actions demonstrate that you can trust me at all times.Part of that trust is following through on what I said I will do, communicating clearly with the board of administration as well as with staff and the community, and to engage in continuous growth and reflection.
Zetty knows the Grays Harbor area, sharing that she grew up in Westport, attending the Ocosta School District. She adds that her parents are also educators who live in Aberdeen. Zetty’s husband of 29 years publishes the local Coffee News newspaper which serves parts of Grays Harbor and they spend a lot of time in Westport.
“We love every time we hang out in person or on the phone with our three children: Hannah (26) who attends high school in Virginia, Ryan (23), who works as a language assistant teacher in Japan, and Andrew (21 years old). ) who attends Western Washington University.
Zetty adds that she looks forward to serving the community through this opportunity.