As you may know, Dr. Rod Merrell is leaving Mount Vernon High School at the end of this school year to take a new job at the district office in the Marysville School District. 

Due to the timing of this change, the Mount Vernon School District elected to search for an Interim Principal for 2018-19 and then conduct a full search and selection process for a permanent replacement next school year. 

After a process of interviews, reference checks, visits to our campus and staff interactions, we have selected Dr. Terri Wattawa as the Interim Principal of MVHS for 2018-19.  

Dr. Wattawa has been a high school principal and assistant principal in Arizona. She is currently working for an educational consulting business and is eager to return to school building leadership. 

She is excited to transition to MVHS and she anticipates beginning her work here in July. 

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Wattawa to Mount Vernon. 


Bill Nutting

Assistant Superintendent

Mount Vernon Schools