WALLA WALLA - A former Walla Walla High School teacher has been named an assistant principal of the school.
The Walla Walla School Board approved hiring Mindy Meyer during a special board meeting Friday. Meyer replaces outgoing Assistant Principal Matt Bona, who will assume the principal position of Sharpstein Elementary starting July 1.
Meyer earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in history and secondary education at Walla Walla University. She went on to earn a master's in English with emphasis in secondary education from Eastern Washington University.
Meyer taught English at Wa-Hi for about 14 years, between 1991 and 2005. She is a nationally board certified educator who earned her administrative credential from Washington State University in 2008. She worked at Sharpstein and Lincoln Alternative High School to finish her principal's internship assignments.
Meyer spent the last five years as a project director for the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, an organization focused on helping students succeed through excellence in teaching. Like Bona, Meyers will assume her new job on July 1.
Meanwhile, the district is seeking applicants for the principal position at Wa-Hi. Former Principal Darcy Weisner recently announced he was leaving Wa-Hi after four years to serve as superintendent of the Clarkston School District.
Incoming Walla Walla Public Schools Superintendent Mick Miller, who begins his tenure with Walla Walla schools July 1, has asked to put together a hiring committee, representing staff, parents, students, administrators and community members, who will help select the next principal of the district's largest school.
The application deadline for the open principal position is July 9, with interviews scheduled July 12-16. A new principal is expected to be chosen July 16 and to report for work by Aug. 9.
More information on the open Walla Walla High School principal position, including salary range, is available online at www.wwps.org under Jobs.