06-29-12: Administrative appointments announced for 2012-13
06-29-12: Administrative appointments announced for 2012-13

The following are administrative appointments approved for the 2012-13 school year. The list reflects new hires, as well as reassignments or title changes of existing employees. Note: Some assignments have changed from those announced by the district in May.

Elementary Schools

Abigail Chandler, full-time assistant principal at Zeiger Elementary School; formerly assistant principal at Brouillet and Zeiger elementary schools.

Andrea Drake, principal at Meeker Elementary School; formerly assistant principal at Carson Elementary School.

Eric Fredericks, assistant principal at Puyallup High School; formerly math and science teacher at Chinook Middle School in the North Thurston School District.

Arturo Gonzalez, principal at Karshner Elementary School; formerly principal at Carson Elementary School.

Kevin Hampton, principal at Carson Elementary School; formerly principal at Meeker Elementary School.

Kari Helling, assistant principal at Firgrove and Woodland elementary schools; formerly an administrative intern in the Tacoma School District.

Melayne Jones, assistant principal at Carson Elementary School; formerly a first-grade teacher at Skyline Elementary School in the Tacoma School District.

Steve Leifsen, principal at Edgerton Elementary School; formerly assistant principal at Emerald Ridge High School.

Heather McMullen, full-time assistant principal at Brouillet Elementary School; formerly assistant principal at Wildwood and Sunrise elementary schools.

Almai Malit-Idler, principal of Wildwood Elementary School; formerly assistant principal at Firgrove Elementary School.

Jeannine Medvedich, full-time assistant principal at Edgerton Elementary School; formerly half-time assistant principal at Woodland Elementary School.

Andrew Pitman, assistant principal at Pope and Sunrise elementary schools; formerly an administrative intern in the North Thurston School District.


Junior High Schools

Kevin Mensonides, principal at Aylen Junior High School; formerly assistant principal at Aylen Junior High School.

Janet Wojtala, assistant principal at Aylen Junior High School; formerly a teacher at Rogers High School.


High Schools

Mark Harris, assistant principal at Emerald Ridge High School; formerly teacher at Walker High School.


Central Office

Randy Averill, executive director of technology services; formerly director of information technology.

Casey Cox, assistant superintendent of instructional and organizational alignment; formerly chief academic officer of Regional Learning Community #3.

Gerald Denman, chief equity and achievement officer; formerly executive director of diversity affairs.

Kathy Ehman, chief special services officer; formerly assistant superintendent in the Sedro-Woolley School District.

Amy Eveskcige, chief academic officer of Regional Learning Community #3; formerly chief academic officer of Regional Learning Community #2.

Brian Fox, executive director of communications, information, and arts education; formerly director of instructional leadership (arts, social studies, world languages, and highly capable programs).

Rudy Fyles, chief operations officer; formerly executive director of education support and operations.

Mark Knight, director of instructional leadership (social studies, world languages, English Language Learners, and highly capable programs); formerly high school principal in the Fife School District.

Glenn Malone, director of assessment and accountability; formerly principal at Wildwood Elementary School.

Christine Moloney, director of instructional leadership, literacy; formerly assistant principal at Aylen Junior High School.

Vince Pecchia, chief academic officer for Regional Learning Community #1; formerly director of instructional leadership, literacy.

Corine Pennington, chief financial officer; formerly executive director of business services.

Fredrika (Deka) Smith, chief academic officer of Regional Learning Community #2; formerly executive director of teaching and learning in the Mukilteo School District and a former assistant superintendent in the Meridian School District.

Chrys Sweeting, assistant superintendent of instruction, learning, curriculum, and assessment; formerly assistant superintendent of student programs, curriculum, and assessment.