District names Andrew Yoxsimer as new Incline High principal
This fall, parents and students can expect to see a familiar face leading Incline High after principal Leslie Hermann’s recent retirement.
The Washoe County School District announced new staff assignments for the 2017-18 academic year on July 12, and named current Incline High School Site Administrator Andrew Yoxsimer as the new principal of Incline High.
“There are no big changes this year — we’re going to continue down the path we’ve been going down and implementing more technology,” said Yoxsimer about the upcoming school year.
He said he’s looking forward to expanding the school’s CTE (career technical education) program.
“I’d like to move it more in the CADD area, which is computer-aided drafting and design, and getting more into 3D printing and robotics over the next couple of years,” Yoxsimer said.
He also said that he’s looking forward to continuing to improve the AP (advanced placement) capstone program at the school, which is one of only three high school campuses to offer the program in Nevada.
“This year we’re implementing AP research, so that’s going to be pretty big,” he said.
Unlike some of the other schools in the district, Incline High did not endure any budget-related staffing cuts this year.
Yoxsimer said that one teacher left the school for other reasons, and as a result the advanced placement environmental science course may not be offered again until next year.
Yoxsimer joined Incline High in 2014 as the site administrator. He has also worked as an implementation specialist for the district, principal of Sparks Middle School, assistant principal at Swope and O’Brien middle schools, and dean of students at O’Brien Middle School.
In his teaching career, Yoxsimer taught social studies at Galena High School in Reno, Nev., as well as math, science, social studies and physical education at Natchez Elementary School in Wadsworth, Nev.
“Dr. Yoxsimer has experience with the district for almost 27 years as a teacher, implementation specialist and as an administrator at the middle and high school levels,” said Area Superintendent Troy Parks in a note on the district website.
Incline High Dean of Students Kari Michael will become assistant principal, and the position of site administrator has been removed, Yoxsimer said.
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