Erik Swanson, a principal for the Yakima School District, has been selected as the new superintendent for the Omak School District.
Swanson begins in the new position on July 1, replacing Art Himmler, who died Feb. 7 in a vehicle accident.
Swanson is currently principal at the McKinley Elementary School. He has also held several leadership positions at other elementary, middle and high schools, in the U.S. and overseas, a news release from the Omak School Board said.
Swanson was picked from a field of 21 applicants. He and his wife, Susan, will move to Omak this spring or summer. He will officially be hired at a special board meeting on May 15.