Pasco assistant superintendent to remain in top spot without title
Pasco schools assistant superintendent-secondary Tina Tiede effectively has had her job eliminated in superintendent Kurt Browning's reorganization.
But that doesn't mean she's being booted off the third floor. Browning has asked her to stick around, without an official title, to help transform the district into Browning's vision.
"Tina comes with a lot of institutional history we want to be able to capture," Browning said Friday. "We are working with her to make sure we have the systems in place."
Once June 30 rolls around, they'll both assess her future with the district. Tiede is in the state's deferred retirement program, but has at least a couple more years before she has to leave.
Browning, who did not offer Tiede one of the district's new learning community executive director posts, said Tiede asked if he wanted her to give up her job now. "My response was no," he said. "We need her. ... We need to come up with a plan that is beneficial to the district and beneficial to Tina."
Tiede was a high school principal before moving to the district office. In recent years she has headed the district's efforts to reallocate staff and to comply with class size rules, while also overseeing secondary schools.