Washougal High School will have two new associate principals next year, both coming from the Evergreen School District.
Mark Castle will oversee the new Excelsior program at Washougal High School, and Gary McGarvie will work as the athletic director. The hires were made official at the district’s board meeting Tuesday night.
Castle currently works as the dean of students at Evergreen High School, where he previously worked as a mathematics teacher for 11 years. He received his administrators credential through Washington State University Vancouver in 2016. Castle and his wife, a counselor with the Evergreen School District, live in Camas.
“I am really looking forward to working with the Excelsior program that is dedicated to an innovative approach to student learning,” he said in a release from the Washougal school district.
Excelsior, an alternative high school, is getting a new building. The school currently houses around 55 students, and the new school, which will be roughly 10,400 square feet, will have room for about 90 students. The $4.8 million project is being funded through the $57.7 million capital improvement bond issue Washougal voters passed in 2015.