The Central Valley School District has taken advantage of local and new talent to fill leadership roles for the 2014-15 school year. As current leaders retire or seek opportunities elsewhere, the district has been able to attract and offer a new mix of leadership opportunities to strengthen our dynamic administrative team.
The board of directors has approved the selection of two new elementary principals: Lindsay Ehlers at Greenacres Elementary and Josh Wolcott at University Elementary.
Ehlers has been the assistant principal of Greenacres Elementary since 2011. She joined the district as an elementary educator in 2001. Ehlers is a National Board Certified Teacher and has served on a wide variety of district committees including the Teacher Principal Evaluation Project.
Wolcott is currently principal of Edison Elementary in Walla Walla, a position he has held since 2010. He began his teaching career in the Post Falls School District in 2000 and has nearly seven years of administrative experience.
The board of directors has also approved the selection of an exciting new administrative team to lead University High School in 2014-15. Following the recent announcement by Principal Alan Robbins of his return to Montana to be closer to family, assistant principal Keven Frandsen will step up to serve as interim principal next year. A formal principal search process is scheduled to begin in February.
Kerri Ames (currently Barker High principal) and Brandon Deyarmin (currently Central Valley High assistant principal) will join the University High administrative team as assistant principals. Ken VanSickle will continue in his current role as activities director/assistant principal.
Jason Francek will be the next assistant principal at Horizon Middle School, following the selection of current assistant principal Ty Larsen to become principal of Bowdish Middle School. Francek is currently a teacher leader and principal designee at Ponderosa Elementary where he completed his principal internship.
At Central Valley High School, Randey Thompson has been named interim assistant principal, filling the position vacated by Deyarmin. Johnson is currently Central Valley High School’s dean of students. And, current University High Assistant Principal Sherry Clark is moving to the district office as Student Services coordinator where she will be working to implement Career and College Ready initiatives, oversee the district’s Highly Capable Programs and manage the Truancy Board and Collection of Evidence processes.
The Barker High School principal position has attracted 20 applicants, and an announcement is expected following school board action on June 23.
Central Valley School District is comprised of 23 schools serving more than 12,800 students across an 80-square-mile area of the greater Spokane Valley. For more information, visit cvsd.org or call 228-5400.