WALLA WALLA — Lincoln High School Principal Jim Sporleder, who has been on medical leave since the beginning of the school year, is resigning his position effective at the end of the school year due to a non-life threatening medical condition, according to a Walla Walla School District news release.
Sporleder will remain on medical leave until June 30, 2014, according to the release.
Interim Principal Marci Knauft will continue to serve as the acting principal for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year, the release said, and the district will conduct a principal selection process to hire a permanent principal for next school year.
Sporleder has worked for Walla Walla Public Schools for 28 years, according to the district. He began his tenure in the district in 1986 as a special education teacher at Garrison Middle School. He spent three years as Garrison's assistant principal and 10 years as the school's principal. Sporleder was named the principal of Lincoln High School in 2007.