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New Mount Elden Middle School Principal Announced

The Flagstaff Unified School District announced that Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School Principal Tammy Nelson has been appointed as the new principal for Mount Elden Middle School following the recent appointment of Tom Safranek to the position of Career Exploration Coordinator and Instructor.  Principal Nelson had previously served as assistant principal at Mount Eldent School before serving as principal at Kinsey for three years.


“Tammy Nelson is a great educator and administrator,” shared FUSD Superintendent Michael Penca.  “I am grateful that she has agreed to return to Mount Elden Middle School during a pivotal time that includes construction from the recent voter approved bond.”


The district initiated transfer does create a vacancy at Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School and the job has been posted.  Upon the closing of the application process, a committee of school and district personnel and Kinsey families will conviene a hiring committee and interview qualified candidates.  


“FUSD is focused on having a principal in place at Kinsey with lead time prior to the new school year,” shared Human Resources Director Dawn Anderson.  “We expect a strong pool of candidates for this position and will use a clear process to select the best candidate.”