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Concord School Leader Update

Dear Concord families and staff, 

I am pleased to announce Mr. Surojit Pierce as the next principal of Concord International Elementary School. Mr. Pierce will be replacing Mr. Miguel Sansalone who became the principal at Concord during the 2018-19 school year.  

Mr. Pierce was selected through a rigorous process which included alignment with the leadership attributes identified by the Concord staff and community surveys, input provided by Concord students, and a recommendation by the site-based interview team after a thorough interview process.  

He was selected by Superintendent Jones based on his commitment to racial equity leadership; his collaborative, instructionally supportive leadership style; and his demonstrated success in developing strong learning-focused relationships with all members of his school community. Mr. Pierce is an experienced school leader who served in the role as assistant principal at Salmon Bay K-8 School since 2020.  

While at Salmon Bay, he collaborated with his school community to implement systems that support improved learning for all students, with a particular emphasis on removing barriers to achievement for students furthest from educational justice. Mr. Pierce will begin his tenure at Concord International Elementary School on Friday, July 1, 2022. 

Dr. Brent Jones 
Superintendent 
Seattle Public Schools