A principal has been announced for Yukon Public Schools’ new school.
Tracy Sowinski brings nearly two decades of experience into her role as principal of Redstone Intermediate School, which will open for the 2020-21 school year.
Sowinski’s hiring was formally approved at Tuesday night’s YPS Board of Education meeting.
Sowinski has served in administration for 11 years, most recently as principal at Mayfield Middle School in Putnam City.
She began her education career as a special education teacher and is focused on building positive school climates through collaboration and active communication with staff, parents and the community.
Construction continues to progress on the new $25 million Redstone Intermediate School at Mustang and Britton roads.
Redstone, which will be the Yukon school district’s 12th school, will be about 120,000 square feet when it opens for the next school year.
The new YPS site will house an estimated 900 students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
The opening of Redstone Intermediate School will prompt a grade-level reshuffling at some YPS sites for the 2020-21 school year.
Yukon Middle School will have grades seven and eight, with sixth grade moving to Redstone Intermediate School, Lakeview Intermediate School and Independence Intermediate School.
Both Lakeview and Independence, now elementary sites, will become intermediate schools as part of the grade-level reconfiguration. Interestingly, Lakeview and Independence both began as middle schools.
The Redstone construction project is funded through a $44.6 million bond issue approved by YPS voters in September 2017. Contractor is Wynn Construction.