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Jack Arend

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Deputy Director

Jack joined AWSP in July of 2019 after spending 20 years in the Tumwater School District, including 11 years as principal of Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School


  • Professional learning.
  • Mentor support.
  • Framework and evaluation support.

About Jack

Jack joined the AWSP team in July 2019. He has served in education since 1989 as an elementary, middle and high school music teacher. He began his building leadership career in the fall of 2006 as the principal of Peter G. Schmidt Elementary in the Tumwater School District. After eleven years in the principalship, he served two years at the Central Office level overseeing multiple content areas and mentoring first year teachers.

Jack and his wife are both graduates of Washington State University. Jack received his Masters Degree from Western Washington University and his Administrative credentials from Seattle Pacific University.

Jack and his wife Brenda enjoy living in the Olympia area and love spending time with their three children, Amanda, Emily, and Thomas.

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