The University of Phoenix is pleased to congratulate alumnus Curtis Cleveringa on his new position as principal of Capital High School, thanks to a unanimous agreement from the Olympia (Washington) School Board.
Previously, Cleveringa was the athletic director and principal at the Taholah School District for two years. He will officially accept his new responsibilities on July 1.
Cleveringa was chosen only after the board had done an extensive principal search process, which the Northwest Leadership Associates headed. Search firm consultants collaborated with the Olympia School district parent and staff focus groups. The goal was to find the characteristics that they saw as important for the school’s next principal.
The leaders consulted with staff, students and parents as they searched the Pacific Northwest for their best candidate.
“Curtis Cleveringa will be an outstanding addition to Capital High School,” Superintendent Dick Cvitanich said. “He is a proven leader and someone who will fit in well at Capital and as part of our larger school district community.”
Taholah School District is based in Grays Harbor County at the Quinault Indian Reservation. Before beginning his work there in 2014, he was an administrative intern in Utah. Previously, he has worked as a high school football and basketball coach.
He went to Washington State University for his bachelor’s in elementary education, and he went to the University of Phoenix for his master’s in educational administration. Soon he will have his superintendent’s credentials from Washington State University.