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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to a bus driver shortage, Route 104 will be cancelled from Tuesday 1/18/22 - Thursday 1/20/22 for all grade levels. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Meet Dr. David Engle, Acting Superintendent

David Engle

Dr. David Engle


I retired as Port Townsend’s Superintendent of Schools in 2016. Prior to that leadership position, I have enjoyed a varied and challenging career as a classroom teacher, Fulbright Exchange teacher (UK), assistant principal (Meadowdale HS and Bellevue HS), principal (Interlake HS, Ballard HS and Squalicum HS), district administrator (Seattle Public Schools), superintendent (Nebraska and Washington) and educational consultant. I have worked with school systems around the world (UK, Russian, China, Japan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Washington etc.) and worked in the private sector, as well, with Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey.


I have been married to Margaret for the past 50 years and have two very different, but accomplished adult children (attorney son, mountain/ski guide daughter).


My mother and father have passed away; but their environmental activist legacies live on (my father was a Rails to Trails leader for many years and my mother was a highly respected and effective PNW environmental activist for many years…notably serving on the National Audubon Society’s Board of Directors for over 20 years).


Since retiring, I have worked with a number of local districts as they plan for the future. I especially enjoy working with small, rural school districts.


I look forward to working with the Chimacum community as we ‘re-open’ the schools for the new school year. It will be both a challenge and an adventure to launch this school year in these uncertain times!


Academic history:

University of Washington – BA

Saint Martin’s University – MEd

University of Puget Sound – Principal Certification

Seattle Pacific University – Doctorate and Superintendent Certification


Other Community roles:

Port Townsend Rotary President, 2018-2019

Port Townsend School of the Arts Board Director, 2016-2018

Co-founder of the Port Townsend Cycle School, 2016-2018

Member, Trinity United Methodist Church (A Reconciling Congregation), 2012-Current



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