The Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to hire Barbara Roberts and Lester McCormick to replace outgoing principals at White Cliff Elementary School and Houghtaling Elementary School.
Roberts, with 11 years of teaching and 11 years of administrative experience, will take Michael Dickens' place at White Cliff, the district said. Most recently, she worked five years as a principal for the Bering Strait School District.
McCormick was raised in Ketchikan, and worked as a teacher for 14 years in Idaho, Nevada and Oregon, and for three years as an interim superintendent, principal and athletic director for a school district in Silver Lake, Ore., the district said. McCormick replaces Bud Martin.