Dr. Art Jarvis leaves position as interim Renton Schools superintendent
July 1, 2017—Dr. Arthur Jarvis leaves his position today as Interim Superintendent of the Renton School District. Dr. Jarvis took over the duties as interim superintendent in Renton on July 1, 2015.
Dr. Jarvis was initially hired for a one-year appointment, but Renton School Board members added an additional one year contract through this month.
Board members thanked Dr. Jarvis for his work to provide experienced guidance, expertise, and leadership for the district, along with his sense of purpose and direction that he brings to teachers and support staff as the district moves forward with big initiatives to ensure more than 15,500 students are provided the best possible education.Dr. Jarvis said he was honored to have been a part of the Renton School District family. “It’s nice to be valued and appreciated for the work you do,” Jarvis said. “My job is to ensure every student, teacher and staff member in the Renton School District also feel that same sense of value and appreciation.”
Dr. Jarvis has nearly 50 years of experience in education, serving as junior high and high school teacher in Waitsburg, Wash., and managing school district operations such as human resources, curriculum and instruction, special education, finance and others. He has served as a superintendent for 28 years in small, medium and large districts including Tacoma, Shelton, Enumclaw and South Whidbey.