Cashmere School District announced that Craig MacKenzie will lead the high school as its new principal.

MacKenzie will replace current principal Tony Boyle who will retire in June.

Superintendent Glenn Johnson said, "Tony served the district for 29 years with distinction and we wish Tony the very best in retirement."

MacKenzie, who originally grew up in Yakima and got his bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Western Washington University, is coming from Rhode Island. He was named the Principal of the Year by the Rhode Island Association of School Principals last May, and was named the 2017-18 Principal of the Year by the Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administration.

Johnson stated that MacKenzie and his wife will travel from Rhode Island to be in town next week.

"That will give him an opportunity to meet with people, meet with students, and meet with staff. We've already got engagements for him to meet and speak at different community groups." continued Johnson, "He's excited and I know his wife is excited to come out and join the Cashmere family."

MacKenzie is said to have an extensive background in STEM and CTE areas, as well as various types of interventions and transitions. His first official day is July 1st.

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