veteran school administrator selected to lead Richland High School | News

RICHLAND, WA — Richland High School will have a new principal by the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Steve Fisk, an award-winning school administrator with a record of successful innovative educational programs and student support, will be the next principal.

He will replace current principal Tim Praino, who was recently selected to be the new executive director of human resources for the Richland School District.

Fisk will begin the transition to his new role this month and complete a full transition before the end of the 2021-22 school year.

“Steve brings a wealth of experience and energy to the table,” Assistant Superintendent Mike Hansen said. “Richland High couldn’t have asked for a more capable and caring person to lead her into the future.”

According to the Richland School District, Fisk has 22 years of experience as a building administrator, more than half of that at North Central High School in Spokane. While there, he worked with his staff to create the Institute of Science and Technology to give high school and later college students the opportunity to explore careers ranging from genomics research to archeology. Previously, he was Superintendent of the Colville School District.

“I’m so excited for me and my family to start this new chapter and become a bomber,” Fisk said. “Richland High is an exceptional school and I am privileged to have this opportunity to become one of its leaders.”

Fisk holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and secondary education from Montana College and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Montana. He also completed other administrative degree programs at Lewis & Clark College, Eastern Washington University, and Washington State University.

The Richland School District is delighted to welcome the new principal and his family.

Martha K. Merrill