Tumwater hires a principal next door

Staff writerMay 16, 2013 

School district officials didn’t have to look very far to find a new leader for Tumwater High School.

Capital High School assistant principal Jeff Broome, from the neighboring Olympia School District, will assume the job July 1.

“Having graduated from Tumwater High School myself, I am honored to return to a building in a district that has provided me with so much,” he said.

Broome has a bachelor’s degree in political science and social studies education from Western Washington University and a master’s in educational leadership from Washington State University. He’s been Capital’s assistant principal since 2010 and had been dean of students.

Andrew Schwebke, Tumwater School District’s executive director of student learning, said Broome was selected for his experience, connections with the community, and the positive staff, student and parent input that he received at a recent forum featuring finalists for the job.

Broome will replace Scott Seaman, who is leaving to become the Association of Washington School Principals’ director of principal support and high school programs.

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