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CV board approves hiring of U-Hi principal, human resources director

The Central Valley School Board agreed to two new hires during its meeting Tuesday.

Rick Doehle has been approved as the new executive director of human resources.

He has more than 25 years of education experience and is currently chief executive officer of EPIC (Enterprise for Progress in the Community), a nonprofit organization that provides early learning opportunities for children in Central Washington.

Doehle started his career in 1987 as a science and physical education teacher. He worked as a district technology coordinator before moving into administration in 1992.

He’s been a high school principal, a superintendent in two small school districts and was the assistant superintendent of human resources in the Yakima school district.

“I am looking forward to continuing the district’s success in providing, through cooperation of parents, students, staff and community, an education which will inspire and empower students to equip themselves with the skills necessary to be contributing citizens in our changing world,” Doehle said.

The board also approved the selection of Alan Robbins as the next principal of University High School.

Robbins is the principal of Columbia Falls High School in Columbia Falls, Mont. He has 18 years of education experience including 11 years as a high school math teacher and seven years as a principal.

“During my visit to University High, I was impressed by the sense of pride that both staff and students have in the school and community,” he said. “I am looking forward to becoming part of the Titan team as we work together to build on the strong traditions of University High School and continue to improve educational opportunities for students.”

Doelhle will start in his new position May 14. Robbins will begin July 1.

CV team awarded prize

Spokane Teachers Credit Union has awarded the Central Valley Technology student group $2,500 for its stuffed animal drive for the Christmas Bureau.

The team, made up of students Katie Wardsworth, Natasha Saric, Sophia Dien, Cora Van Dyke and Beth Hotchkiss, entered STCU’s Hundred Dollar Project, which encouraged students to “start a movement, launch an innovation, brighten a life or change the world.” The students created a video about their drive, which collected more than 1,000 stuffed animals for needy children.