The district announced the appointment of Dwane Chappelle at RBHS. He comes to us from Arlington, Texas where he was an assistant principal (not sure of what kind of school - Google search shows it was a high school). He started as a Special Education teacher. He is African-American. From the press release:
Mr. Chappelle also worked as a juvenile detention officer for Dallas County, helping detained youth and developing programs in academics, group projects and life skills.
Mr. Chappelle said he considers it a privilege to serve the students and staff of Rainier Beach High School, as well as the community. Within the next two weeks we also plan to announce an Assistant Principal for RBHS. I am confident that with a strong team in place at Rainier Beach High School, we will see significant improvements.
I don't have any comment yet from RBHS PTSA leadership.
Update Wednesday morning: The RBHS PTSA seems to be quite satisfied with this choice. They said, "Mr. Chappelle is an experienced Principal with IB training/certification."