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JUNE 30, 1997


Interim principal named at Woodinville High

WHS principal Jan Peterson, vice principal of Woodinville High School, has been appointed interim principal for the 1997-98 school year. Fred Dahlem, Woodinville science teacher, has been appointed interim vice principal.
   After interviewing four candidates for the position of principal, the selection committee was unable to recommend a finalist to the superintendent. As a result, a decision was made to fill the vacancy with an interim principal. The position will be posted again in January 1998 with the goal of hiring a permanent replacement for retiring principal Dave Jones by mid-spring.
   Peterson, who attended Northshore schools from the first through tenth grade, has been assistant principal at Woodinville High School since 1993. Prior to that, she taught special education in the Shoreline School District and completed her principal internship. Peterson has been in education since 1972 and taught in several different districts, as well as in Taipei and in the United Arab Emirates.
   Dahlem has been with the Northshore School District since 1971. He started at Inglemoor High School teaching science and coaching. In 1983, he helped open Woodinville High School, serving as science department head and girl's tennis coach.
   Afer completing his masters degree at Western Washington in 1992, Dahlem was invited to Western as a one-year "Teacher in Residence." He taught biology and science education methods and supervised student teachers. Following that, he became an administrator for a National Science Foundation grant focused on improving science education for K-8 students. During the past three years, he has worked as a grant administrator and taught science part-time at Woodinville.