Holly Wehner named Acting Principal of Friday Harbor Elementary School

Submitted by San Juan Island School District.

Wednesday evening, June 16, 2021, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors approved the hiring of Holly Wehner as the acting principal of Friday Harbor Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year.

After graduating from Washington State University in 2000, Wehner worked as a teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah, Issaquah School District, the Lake Washington School District, and since 2014, here in Friday Harbor. During her 20 years in education, she has been a teacher in several elementary grades, most recently in kindergarten, and has also been a K-6 special education teacher. She received her Master’s Degree in Teaching from Grand Canyon University and will complete her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University this August.

Wehner was born and raised on the island and graduated from Friday Harbor High School. She understands the community and takes great pride in our schools.

Superintendent Fred Woods stated, “We are extremely pleased that Holly accepted this position. She has a wealth of educational experience in addition to relationships she has built by being an active member of this community. I truly believe she will do well in leading this school as we transition out of the difficulties, we faced this past year.”

Please join us in welcoming Wehner as she joins the administrative team in the San Juan Island School District.