Superintendent Wade Smith announced Barb Casey will serve as Interim Principal at Prospect Point Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year. Current Principal Dana Chandler has resigned her position effective at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year. Casey currently serves as the district’s Lead Behavior Specialist. She will take a leave of absence from this position next school year. Casey begins her new duties at Prospect Point beginning July 1, 2019.
“With the School Board's decision to review and study elementary configuration, alignment, and early learning expansion over the next eight months, the district felt it best to seek an interim principal for next year until a final decision is made and a permanent replacement can be made,” said Superintendent Smith. “We’re excited for Barb to take on this leadership role at Prospect Point. She is well versed in our strategic plan initiatives and efforts and will be able to hit the ground running as we enter year three of our five year plan focusing on improved outcomes for students.”
Casey has been employed by Walla Walla Public Schools for 11 years. She was a special education teacher before assuming her current leadership duties in 2015. Casey began her career in education in the Puyallup School District as a special education teacher. She received a Bachelors of Education from Gonzaga University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington, Tacoma. Casey obtained her administrative certificate from Gonzaga University. Casey’s husband, Brian, is a science teacher at Garrison Middle School. They have three children, two who are currently attending Walla Walla Public Schools.
“I feel very fortunate to return to Prospect Point,” said Casey who served as a special education teacher at Prospect Point for three years. “My leadership journey began while I was teaching at Prospect Point and I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead learning along-side the staff, students and families of our school community.”