Edmonds-Woodway High School principal Michelle Trifunovic announced in a letter to families that she is leaving Edmonds-Woodway to become Executive Director of High Schools for the Issaquah School District. And as it turns out, she is replacing former Issaquah Executive Director of High Schools Patrick Murphy, who was recently hired by the Edmonds School District as assistant superintendent of secondary schools — a job that Trifunovic applied for.
Trifunovich has been at Edmonds-Woodway for seven years — two years as vice principal and five years as principal. It’s expected that a new principal will be hired for EWHS by mid-July, she said.
Here’s her letter:
Dear EWHS Families,
It is with great excitement and sadness that I share with you that I have accepted a new position as Executive Director of High Schools in the Issaquah School District. The last seven years at EWHS have been fantastic and I will never forget the incredible students, staff and parents that I have met along the way. As I reflect back on my experience at EWHS, I am impressed with the high expectations set by staff, the support of our parent community and the diversity present in our student body. I would like to thank you for your support over the years and wish you and your students the best.
The EWHS Principal position is currently posted and will close on June 25th. I anticipate that the District will have the process completed by the middle of July.
I will always have a fond spot in my heart for Edmonds-Woodway and the Warrior community.