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Douglas County schools seeking feedback on new high school principals

by Amy Alonzo
aalonzo@recordcourier.com

Douglas and ASPIRE Academy high schools will have new principals next year.

ASPIRE Principal Michelle Trujillo announced her retirement last month, Douglas County Schools Superintendent Teri White said in a phone interview this week. Trujillo will be replaced by Douglas High School Principal Martin Swisher. A Whittell High School graduate, Swisher served as principal of Carson Valley Middle School before taking on the role of Douglas' principal in 2005-06. Swisher also will oversee the district's alternative education program and Jacobsen High, offered at China Spring Youth Camp.

"We have a board policy that allows principals to request consideration for a lateral transfer anytime there is a position opening," White said of Swisher moving into Trujillo's position.

The district began advertising for Swisher's position on Tuesday, White said.

Douglas High School parents will have the chance to offer input on what characteristics they'd like to see in Douglas' new principal at a pair of parent input meetings next week. Sessions will be held at 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Douglas County School District Office, located at 1638 Mono Ave. in Minden.

Upcoming student and staff information input sessions will also be held, White said, and a survey is on the district's website, dcsd.k12.nv.us.

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Douglas County School District is the fifth largest district in the state. It boasts approximately 400 teachers and 450 support staff members.

IF YOU GO:

What: Parent input meetings

When: 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Wednesday

Where: Douglas County School District Office, 1638 Mono Ave., Minden.