Twin Falls Middle School Principal Resigns

The Snoqualmie Valley School District got some unexpected news this week when Marty Barber resigned as principal of Twin Falls Middle School where he had worked for six years. The school was already without an assistant principal.

Barber started as the school’s assistant principal when Twin Falls opened in September 2008. Then in 2013 year he took over as principal when Ruth Mohn took a position at the District Office.

In a letter to Twin Falls parents announcing Barber’s departure, Superintendent Aune stated Barber was leaving to become an assistant principal at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, which is closer to his home and family.

In November 2013, the Tahoma School District passed a $195 million dollar school bond to build a new comprehensive high school to house the district’s 9-12th graders. The new school is expected to open in September 2017.

Search for a Twin Falls Assistant Principal AND Principal

Twin Falls is also actively searching for an assistant principal, as Monica Phillips left to become the new principal of Fall City Elementary on July 1st.

The district has been working for several weeks to fill her position. According to Aune, ” good number of strong candidates” have applied for the open assistant principal position.

In the July 2nd Message from the Superintendent, Aune stated that since Barber’s resignation came unexpectedly, “the process to fill the principal position has yet to be determined.”

The district plans to keep parents updated on all the transitions at Twin Falls Middle School in the coming weeks.

Aune ended his letter saying the district “looks forward to the exciting changes ahead for the Twin Falls learning community.”

The 2014-15 school year begins on September 3rd.

Twin Falls Middle School.  Photo: TFMS website
Twin Falls Middle School. Photo: TFMS website


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