Newcastle Elementary School principal to leave in June

February 8, 2010

NEW — 10:54 a.m. Feb. 8, 2010

Newcastle Elementary Principal Christy Otley recently announced that she will transfer to Grand Ridge Elementary School in the Issaquah Highlands at the end of the school year.

Otley, who has been at Newcastle Elementary since it opened, announced the news in a letter.

“For the past six years, this school community has been such a family to me,” Otley wrote in her resignation letter. “I am following an important life lesson that we try to teach all of our students: Challenge and change are often necessary for growth and fresh perspectives.”

Issaquah School District officials created a survey to help in selecting a new principal for Newcastle Elementary. Take the survey here. Complete the survey by 4 p.m. Feb. 23.