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from the Tukwila Reporter
Mellody Matthes, the Tukwila School District's assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, has been hired as the City of Redmond's new human resources director.
Matthes was also a candidate for the superintendent's job in the Tukwila district, where she served as the interim superintendent after Ethelda Burke resigned.
Her hiring was announced by Redmond Mayor John Marchione.
She'll start her new job in Redmond on Jan. 2.
Matthes began her 13-year teaching career in 1981 as a language arts teacher at Kentwood High School in Kent.
She was a principal in the Shelton School District and was the executive director of human resources for the Oak Harbor district for six years.
Matthes is a graduate of Washington State University with a doctoral degree in educational leadership, master's degree in educational administration and a bachelor's degree in speech and drama. She is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington Employee Relations Network and the City of Tukwila Diversity and Equity Commission.