WALLA WALLA -- A Kennewick educator has been selected as the new principal of Walla Walla High School.
Pete Peterson, an assistant principal at Kennewick High, was selected "from an excellent pool of applicants," said Walla Walla Superintendent Mick Miller in a news release.
Peterson still must be approved by the school board. He's expected to start work in August. Miller said Peterson "brings a great deal of energy, enthusiasm and experience to our principal position."
A committee of staff, students, parents and administrators helped with the selection, the release said.
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Peterson started his career as a teacher in Pasco. He then served as an assistant principal and dean of students at Pasco High, the release said. He has a master's degree in education leadership from Washington State University. He replaces Darcy Weisner, who left the school for a superintendent position in Clarkston.