Alan Stel, principal at Clearwater Secondary School for the past five years, is leaving to take over as principal of Penticton Secondary School.
On Aug. 1, Alan Stel will start as principal at Pen High on Aug. 1.
Prior to joining the staff at Clearwater Secondary, Stel was vice-principal at South Okanagan Secondary School for a year and at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School for four years.
Stel started his career 11 years earlier, teaching English at SESS for a decade and Alternate Education in School District No. 16 (Keremeos) for a year.
Stel has a Master of Education in Curriculum and Leadership from Gonzaga State University and completed both a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, with a sociology minor and the Professional Development Program, specializing in elementary (intermediate) education while studying at the University of British Columbia.
Stel will take over from Bill Bidlake, who has been principal at Pen High since the rebuilt school opened in 2008.
– with notes from Penticton Western News