Washougal — Carol Boyden, principal at Excelsior High School and associate principal at Washougal High School, will retire at the end of the current school year.
She started in the district in 1998, and also served as Washougal’s special services director and administrator for the district’s Teaching American History grant. Prior to working in Washougal, Boyden started her education career in Maryland in 1970.
She worked as a special education teacher for 23 years, and taught in Delaware, Colorado, California and Battle Ground.
“Carol’s breadth of experience, her compassion for our students and her commitment to the Washougal community will be missed, but the impact she has had on the students, staff and parents will last a lifetime,” Washougal High School Principal Aaron Hansen said in a release from the district. “She has been a champion for students who struggle for reasons out of their control. She has provided support, guidance and resources for individuals who needed it most.”