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Intermediate and Primary schools’ principal steps down

Eric Nerison, the Intermediate and Primary School principal, has announced that he will step down.

Nerison said he wanted to spend more time with his family and get back to teaching.

He stepped down on June 27, after the end of the school year. This fall, Nerison will be instructing special education students at South Whidbey High School.

Meanwhile, the search for replacements for high school principal Mike Johnson and Nerison have been moved to the front burner by the school district.

Johnson, who has taken over as executive director of teaching and learning for the district, said there will be a public input meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in Room 107 at the high school for the public to check out the two or three candidates for principal of the high school who have survived the initial interview process.

“Candidates will offer a brief autobiography and each will answer the specific question: ‘What will South Whidbey High School look like in five years and how will you help get it there?’” Johnson said.

At the conclusion of the presentations, parents, staff and community will also be able to give feedback on the candidates to the school district.

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 a similar meeting will be held at the Intermediate School to consider Nerison’s replacement.

In both cases, community members will be invited to provide a feedback form with their impressions of the candidates.

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