June 28, 2017—Dr. Damien Pattenaude was sworn-in as Renton School District’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2017.
In October 2016 Board members unanimously voted to name Dr. Pattenaude as the new superintendent. He has been working since that time to transition into the new position. He takes over the duties from Dr. Art Jarvis who has served as interim superintendent for the past two school years.
Dr. Pattenaude is a product of the Renton School District: he attended Campbell Hill Elementary School, Nelsen Middle School, and graduated from Renton High. He is currently the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching. He has also been a high school teacher at Renton High; assistant principal at Hazen High; principal at Renton High; and a chief academic officer, with duties that include providing direct support and guidance to all district principals, teachers and support staff.
His work in the district has always been in service of improving student achievement for all children. Dr. Pattenaude lives in Renton with his family and his children attend a district school.