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Two more Pasco principals announce their retirements

When he pulled the item off the School Board agenda last week, Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning said he wanted to make sure his administrative reappointments were complete before seeking a vote. He said he expected more changes would come.

Now it's clear why.

On the agenda for the board's June 3 meeting, three principals' names appear on the retirement list. Only one, that of Centennial Elementary School's Cindy Harper, was expected.

Margaret Fackelman of Smith Middle School, and Yvonne Reins of Cox Elementary School, both will leave the district in July. Fackelman has been with the district for 30 years, while Reins has worked in Pasco for eight years after moving here from the southwest. Fackelman gained note recently for creating an in-school online instruction program for students, which the district has begun replicating on other campuses. Reins helped turn around Cox Elementary, which had struggled for years, and was recently honored statewide for her work.

The jobs have not yet been advertised. But Browning has put the administrative reappointments on the June 3 agenda, too. Stay tuned.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 6:25am]


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