New Schools Super. Brian Wharton with YCS Board.
Photo credit: Yelm Community Schools
– “Brian Wharton Named Superintendent”
“The Yelm School Board is happy to announce Brian Wharton has been selected as the new Superintendent. He has dedicated 29 years to education and brings a wealth of experience as an Asst Superintendent of Human Resources, Building Principal, Teacher and Coach. Yelm is excited about the leadership he brings to our district,” quoting Yelm Community Schools.
– Lisa Pemberton filed this fine report in The Olympian:
“Yelm High principal hired as district’s next superintendent”
* Has led Yelm High since 2010
* Is working on a transition plan with Supt. Wolf
* Says tackling district’s overcrowding issues is a priority
– Editor’s Note
Excellent decision by the School Board and appropriate move to maintain continuity and get someone appointed quickly to work with outgoing Superintendent Andy Wolf these next 2 months. YCS has some incredible talent and strengths which is the legacy of outgoing Superintendent Wolf, yet faces challenges for which Mr. Wharton is uniquely qualified and understands: namely the overcrowding of schools in the west end of town from over-development there, and the school system’s aging infra-structure. That Wharton can easily take command is also a tribute to Wolf for having such a caliber of leader qualified to take the reins.