Clarkston Superintendent resigns, accepts job with ESD | News
Clarkston School District Superintendent Darcy Weisner is resigning effective June 30th and the school board approved the resignation Monday night. Weisner has accepted a new position with Educational Service District 123 in Pasco.
Weisner will begin working at ESD 123 as the new Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Support on July 1st. He will be responsible for the development and implementation of district-level state and federal programs within the ESD region, along with overseeing the programs that currently fall under Executive Director of Instructional Support Mark Muxen’s management. Muxen is retiring as of June 30th after nearly 10 years with ESD 123; the new position of Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Support was created after he announced his retirement his December.
"The ESD provides a multitude of services to 23 school districts across southeastern Washington, including Clarkston. Superintendent Weisner has worked closely with the ESD in his role at Clarkston over the last four years. He looks forward to this new role leading programs that reach over 65,000 students across the region," according to a press release.
“I have appreciated very much my four years in the Clarkston School District serving as the superintendent,” Weisner says. “It has been a wonderful experience working with such dedicated professionals. My wife and I are excited about the new opportunity that awaits us. Thank you for making the Clarkston School District a place where each student is valued, respected, and welcomed.”
The Clarkston School Board will discuss the next steps for beginning a superintendent search for the school district, and more information will be released in the coming weeks.
Weisner became Superintendent of the Clarkston School District on July 1, 2010 after having previously served as the principal at Walla Walla High School between 2005 and 2010. He began his teaching career in 1982.
Clarkston School Board President, Greg Castellaw, made the following statement:
"The board and I were saddened to learn that Darcy will be leaving our local learning community. He has provided Clarkston School District with clear, forward thinking leadership for the past four years. His leadership has moved our district forward, achieving great success academically even during the most recent tough economic times. Two of our schools are Washington State Schools of Distinction and our high school has been recognized by US News and World Report magazine. He should be proud of what has been accomplished during his tenure. We are truly fortunate to be able to continue working with Darcy in his new position with ESD 123, which provides extensive service to our school district. It is not often that a school district has the opportunity to continue working with a past superintendent after he leaves. We sincerely thank Darcy for all of the positive things he has done for us and look forward to our new relationship with him."