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As of July 1, the Wilsonville school will have new but familiar leadership. 

A new principal will be coming on board at Meridian Creek Middle School this summer.

On Friday, Feb. 11, the school announced the selection of Kenny Ewbank, who is currently vice principal, to become the next principal starting July 1. In a letter to families, the school said Ewbank's commitment to students was clearly shown during interviews for the position.

"Mr. Ewbank emerged as a person whose integrity, values and leadership skills match what Meridian Creek staff and Meridian Creek families described as what they were looking for in a principal," Assistant Superintendent Barb Soisson said in a press release.

Ewbank will replace Annikke Olson, who has served as principal since 2017. In early January, Olson announced she would be leaving the school as she had accepted a principal position in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Ewbank has worked as a teacher for almost two decades and has taught in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District for about five years. In 2019, after several years as an advanced math teacher at West Linn High School, Ewbank joined Meridian Creek as the assistant principal.

"His teaching experience, deep understanding of high-quality instruction, demonstrated leadership and interview performance align with the leadership qualities we find essential in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District," the press release said. "His positive approach and focus on continual improvement energize those who work with him."


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