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Sarah Nelson Selected for Administrative Position at Selah Intermediate

As the new 2019-2020 school year approaches, administrative announcements in the Selah School District continue. Sarah Nelson

With that, Selah Intermediate School has looked within its building personnel to select Sarah Nelson as its Assistant Principal/Dean of Students.  Nelson, who is a four-year veteran of the District, recently served as the school’s literacy coach. 

This past spring and summer has seen new administrative selections as well as movement among administrators in the District.  As a new school year begins, here is a recap of the administrative announcements previously reported:

Stephanie Ander was named the District’s Director of Federal and State Programs.  A six-year veteran of the District, Andler had been serving as an Assistant Principal at John Campbell Primary School.

Amanda Scribner will lead John Campbell Primary as its Principal. Prior to Scribner’s selection, she was going to assume Assistant Principal duties at the campus, as well as had been named the future principal of Robert Lince Kindergarten. 

With Scribner’s selection as John Campbell’s Principal, Cesar Ortiz will now assume Assistant Principal duties at the campus.  Ortiz has served the last two years as an Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Selah Intermediate School, the position Nelson now holds.

Rounding out the John Campbell administrative team, is Melissa Singletary, who has also been selected as an Assistant Principal at the school.

In addition to Nelson being named as a new administrator at Selah Intermediate, the building also welcomes Hunter Sissom as its Principal.  Sissom, who returns to his Yakima Valley roots, most recently served as an administrator in the Bellevue School District the past three years.

Additionally, Selah High School welcomes Jeff Cochran as its Assistant Principal/Director of Future Learning.  Cochran, who taught English at the campus from 2007-2012, most recently served as a Director of Innovative and Alternative Education in the Ellensburg School District.    

"Over the course of last spring and this summer, the District has added talented individuals to its leadership team," said Superintendent, Shane Backlund.  "They will continue to work hard for Selah students, parents and staff, as they sustain the quality programs, educational opportunities and positive culture the District has achieved."

As the fall progresses, the District will look to fill the Robert Lince Kindergarten principal position.