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Dr. PolmDr. Polm has served in public education for nearly 34 years when he was appointed as Superintendent of the Puyallup School District effective July 1, 2020.

Previously serving as Superintendent of the Port Townsend School District, Polm lead initiatives advancing academic achievement and community engagement.

Starting his career as a teacher and coach at the Columbia-Burbank School District in 1986, Dr. Polm has worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels teaching music and mathematics. Serving as a principal in Washington state for 22 years, Polm worked at Jenkins High School in the Chewelah School District for 16 years and Bremerton High School in the Bremerton School District for 6 years before becoming Superintendent of the Port Townsend School District 2016 through June 2020.

Dr. Polm has earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Puget Sound, a Master of Education degree from Eastern Washington University, and a Doctorate of Education degree from Seattle Pacific University.

As Superintendent, Dr. Polm is focused on reflective listening, active engagement and collaboration designed to build on the successes and traditions in Puyallup Schools.

He has been married for 36 years, has three grown children, and four grandchildren who reside in the Puyallup School District.