Tukwila School District superintendent resigns

Deputy Superintendent Judy Berry has been appointed to fill interim role

  • Friday, September 1, 2017 11:46am
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The Tukwila School Board this week appointed Judith Berry, left, as interim superintendent after Nancy Coogan, right, resigned to attend to family matters.

The Tukwila School Board on Wednesday appointed Judith Berry to lead the district after superintendent Nancy Coogan resigned.

Coogan, who worked for the district for four years, stepped down to attend to family matters, according to a media release from the district.

Berry, the district’s deputy superintendent, will serve as interim superintendent.

“Dr. Berry will continue to work on district projects that began under Dr. Coogan’s leadership,” the release said.

The new school year in Tukwila begins on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The district hired Coogan as superintendent in 2013, replacing Ethelda Burke — who was placed on administrative leave and resigned in July 2012, following allegations the district created a hostile work environment for 10 of its employees based on their race, sex or color.

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