Tammie McKenzie
Tammie McKenzie
March 13, 2014

Tammie McKenzie will be the next principal of Carroll High School said superintendent Rob Cordes in a phone call with the Daily Times Herald this morning.

"Her background in the initiatives that have been going on at the high school and her local knowledge certainly helped," said Cordes. "She was able to articulate that through the interview process."

The official hire requires school board approval at Monday's regular meeting, but Cordes does not anticipate any problems. Salary information has not yet been determined, he added.

McKenzie is currently the assistant principal at CHS. Cordes said the board will begin searching for a new assistant principal immediately with the goal to have both positions filled by the start of the 2014-15 school year. The process for filing the assistant position has not yet been determined, he said.

McKenize was one of four candidates selected to complete day-long interviews in the district including meetings with a variety of stakeholders from students and parents to staff, administrators and the school board. Cordes declined to comment regarding feedback from those different groups.

Other candidates included John Elkin, high school principal in the Webster City School District; Doug Gee, assistant principal and activities director in the Adel DeSoto Minburn Community School District; and Rusty Shockley, former agriculture teacher and Central Lee High School principal.

Elkin withdrew his name from contention days before the board made its offer to McKenzie, who officially accepted the position on Wednesday. He declined to state a reason for this decision.