New elementary school principal hired; search continues for high school

In a special session last Saturday, the school board approved the contract for a new elementary school principal.

Board members unanimously accepted the contract for Ann Hilburn as Evergreen Elementary School principal beginning the 2022-23 school year. Hilburn is in her first year as the special education teacher at the high school and middle school, having moved to Wrangell from Mississippi last fall.

Hilburn was part of an applicant pool of more than 30 people, which was narrowed down to eight to 10 applicants. Schools Superintendent Bill Burr said a committee of teachers, staff and communi...


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