EPHS Principal Mari Brabbin announced her retirement late last week, which will be effective Sept.1.
She has been principal at the high school for 14 years. "I’ve seen a whole generation," remarked Brabbin as she talked about a visitation to a kindergarten during her first year. And now that child has graduated, she said.
Her retirement announcement came via a letter to the staff,
dated Aug. 3, in which she said she consulted with a retired PERS
counselor in June and looked at her options.
"I have been
actively pursuing a position this summer and am currently in the race
for a superintendent position in California." She said, "as most of
you know, I have always intended to retire and "double dip" in another
"I have enjoyed working with all of you and want you
to know that your next principal will find the best high school staff
this state can offer. You are stars! Keep moving forward with all your
academic endeavors and the recognition you so richly deserve will come
your way," concluded Brabbin’s letter to her staff.
experience in District 9 has been fabulous. I have been privileged to
work with a great staff. There are no students like those in District
9," said Brabbin. "When I think of all the kids that have walked across
the stage it brings tears, but it is my turn to do something different
and someone elses turn to enjoy a great high school and wonderful
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent