Superintendent Gene Johnson offered Assistant Principal John McKinney, who has been at East for 13 years, the position of East principal next year. Current Principal Karl Krawitz announced it yesterday at the all-staff meeting, and it was announced to the PTA last night.

“Of course, I couldn’t be more thrilled,” McKinney said. “I couldn’t ask for a better staff, group of teachers and students. I’m excited and anxious for what might come in the future.”