WENATCHEE — Two Wenatchee Valley high schools will start the coming school year with new principals.
Bob Celebrezze has been picked as Wenatchee High School’s new principal. Lance Noell will be Eastmont High School’s new principal.
The Wenatchee School District announced the selection Monday morning. The Wenatchee School Board will act on the recommendation at its meeting tonight.
Celebrezze is currently principal at Moscow High School in Moscow, Idaho, a position he has held since 2000. He was named High School Principal of the Year in 2008 by the Idaho Secondary School Administrators Association. A native of Ohio, Celebrezze earned his bachelors degree in secondary education at Kent State University. He earned a masters in special education at Seattle Pacific University and taught social studies and special education and was a dean of students in Seattle area schools before moving to Idaho as a high school administrator.
Celebrezze, his wife Vicky and seventh-grade son Joe, will be moving to Wenatchee in July. He officially takes over as Wenatchee High School principal July 1. He will replace Mike Franza, who has served as interim principal for two years and was also principal from 2000 to 2005.
Noell has been Eastmont High School’s assistant principal since 2007. He will replace Mark Marney, who will become Eastmont School District’s executive director of secondary education. Marney has been principal since 2001.
In other Eastmont School District changes, Grant Elementary School principal Spencer Taylor will become executive director of primary education. Marney and Taylor will split the job formerly held by Bob Busk, who is retiring to take a job in international education. Amy Dorey will move from the Wenatchee School District to become Grant Elementary’s new principal.
The shift in jobs takes place July 1.
Rick Steigmeyer: 664-7151