By Ian Hanigan
An experienced IUSD principal with expertise in curriculum, instruction and operations has been selected to serve as the district’s next director of elementary education, Superintendent Terry Walker announced Friday.
Stan Machesky, who oversaw the opening of Stonegate Elementary and has since successfully managed that school’s rapid growth, will succeed Lauren Sipelis, who announced recently that her family is pursuing a unique opportunity to live overseas.
“Stan has been an exceptional leader in this district, excelling in a number of roles and under a variety of circumstances,” Superintendent Walker said. “As such, he brings a breadth and depth of expertise in so many areas, including instruction, curriculum and assessment, technology integration, facilities planning and budgeting. He has also capably managed the accelerated growth in one of our newest communities, and he is highly respected by parents, students and his colleagues.”
Now comes the task of finding a successor to Machesky, and there will undoubtedly be a large pool of qualified candidates. District officials said they will seek input from the Stonegate staff and community before selecting his replacement.
Machesky began his career in IUSD in 1996 as a teacher at the former Alderwood Basics Plus School, and in 2001 he …read more
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