The principal of a Spokane elementary school has been chosen to lead the Deer Park School District.
Becky Cooke, currently principal of Prairie View Elementary in the Mead School District, will take over for Superintendent Mick Miller, who is leaving Deer Park to lead Walla Walla Public Schools starting July 1.
The Deer Park School Board chose Cooke after narrowing its candidate search to three finalists last week. Walla Walla High School Principal Darcy Weisner was among the three top contenders for the job. The district announced the board's choice this morning.