A long list of Seattle Public Schools leadership appointments that have just been announced includes some West Seattle news: First, two interim principals are now official: Madison Middle School‘s Henterson Carlisle and Alki Elementary‘s Clover Codd. Second, the announcement reiterates that Ruth Medsker is the interim principal at West Seattle High School (as noted here 2 weeks ago). Third, a new principal is announced for Highland Park Elementary, whose previous principal Ann Gray left for a new job in another district. Here’s the district’s announcement for HP:
Ben Ostrom has been appointed principal at Highland Park Elementary School, effective July 1, 2010. Mr. Ostrom comes to Highland Park Elementary from ORCA K-8, where he has served as principal since 2003. Prior to ORCA, he spent three years as principal at Loyal Heights Elementary. He also has extensive classroom experience, including six years as an elementary teacher at both Cooper Elementary School and Madrona K-8 school. Mr. Ostrom received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University. He also completed the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington.