Mark Wenzel

Anacortes School District Superintendent Mark Wenzel (right) tours the the new high school in May 2018 with school board member Erin Rieger.

ANACORTES — After five years as the head of the Anacortes School District, Superintendent Mark Wenzel has announced he will be leaving the district at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

“It was not an easy decision, as Anacortes offers such an amazing quality of life and community connectedness,” Wenzel said in a news release.

Wenzel came to the Anacortes School District in 2013 from the Methow Valley School District in Winthrop.

He and his family are leaving Anacortes so he can take a job as the superintendent of an international school in Singapore, the news release said.

“We saw it as an opportunity to take on a new adventure and share the world with our children,” Wenzel said.

The district will spend the next year looking for his replacement, the release states.

— Reporter Kera Wanielista: 360-416-2141,, Twitter: @Kera_SVH,

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