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Tahoe-Truckee district selects new Kings Beach Elementary principal

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Kyle Mohagen
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KINGS BEACH, Calif. — A new principal has been selected to lead Kings Beach Elementary School.

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Superintendent Rob Leri plans to hire Kyle Mohagen to the position. He will take over next school year for the retiring Eileen Fahrner.

Mohagen’s hiring is pending TTUSD board of education approval; directors meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office at 11603 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.

“I believe in the vision of TTUSD and I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of a two-way immersion school,” Mohagen said in a statement. “Also, my wife and I are outdoor enthusiasts and we are thrilled by the opportunity to be able to live in an area as nice as Lake Tahoe.”

Mohagen currently is assistant principal at Manitou Park Elementary School in Tacoma, Wash, according to a TTUSD press release. Prior, he was a dean of students at Blix Elementary School in Tacoma, a dual language Spanish/English school. His teaching experience includes grades two through five.

Mohagen is a native Californian and graduated from Piedmont High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in teaching from the University of Puget Sound, and he earned his administrative credential from the University of Washington, Tacoma.

After a decade as principal of Kings Beach Elementary and 20 years with TTUSD, Fahrner is retiring at the end of this school year, effective June 27.

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