Walla Walla High principal among finalists to lead Deer Park, Wash., district

If chosen, Darcy Weisner would replace Mick Miller, who is leaving Deer Park to become superintendent here.


WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla High School Principal Darcy Weisner is among three finalists for the superintendent position for the Deer Park School District.

If chosen, Weisner would replace Mick Miller, who is leaving Deer Park at the end of the current school year to become superintendent of Walla Walla Public Schools.

Weiser was in Deer Park today to meet with staff, and was to interview with the Deer Park Board of Directors this evening.

Also interviewing for the top post are Becky Cooker, principal of Prairie View Elementary in the Mead School District, and Tom Gresch, principal of Cheney High School. Each candidate traveled to Deer Park this week for their individual interviews. Weisner's interview was the last of the three.

The district reports it received 24 applications from throughout the Northwest for the job, and seven candidates were chosen by the board, in collaboration with a screening team. Initial interviews were held May 6-7.

An advisory team of parents, community members and district principals gave input on the candidates, and the three finalists were selected.

All three finalists have completed the Washington State University Superintendent preparation program, the district reports.


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