Leavell leaving NKSD for Bremerton School District

POULSBO — After three years in the North Kitsap School District, Aaron Leavell is returning to Bremerton.

Leavell, the director of secondary education, accepted the position of assistant superintendent in the Bremerton School District. It’s an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

“I was very excited to hear the news to be offered the position,” he said.

Leavell's last day in NKSD will be June 30.

Leavell spent 13 years in Bremerton before being hired by NKSD. He was a teacher, coach, assistant principal and then principal of Bremerton High School. He joined NKSD in 2009. His annual salary is $115,420.

When he came to NKSD, one thing he didn’t have was central office experience, he said. With three years working with a “highly competent team” at NKSD, Leavell said he is excited to put that knowledge to use in Bremerton.

According to a release from Director of Communications Robyn Chastain, “the district will take some time to review the position and consider the future needs of the district.”

Leavell said the director of secondary education has a critical role in the district. He does not know whether he will be replaced, but he hopes he will be.

“It’s a tremendous amount of responsibility and work right now in secondary education,” he said.

The director of secondary education oversees two middle and two high schools. Leavell said there is high demand from both the state and school board to prepare students for colleges and careers. Those grades are most affected by state mandates and graduation requirements.


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