Meet Steve Fisk, the next principal of Richland High!
An award-winning school administrator with a record of successful innovative educational programs and supporting students, he replaces current principal Tim Praino, who was recently selected to be RSD’s new Executive Director of Human Resources. Mr. Fisk will begin transitioning into his new role immediately after Spring Break and the plan is to have him take on full leadership of the school before the end of the 2021-22 school year.
“Steve brings extensive experience and energy to the table,” said Deputy Superintendent Mike Hansen. “Richland High could not have asked for a more capable and caring individual to lead it into the future.”
Mr. Fisk has 22 years of experience as a building administrator, with more than half of that time at North Central High School in Spokane. While there, he worked with his staff to establish the Institute of Science and Technology to give first high school students and then those in middle school the opportunity to explore careers ranging from genomic research to archaeology. This included working with Spokane Public Schools leaders to build a dedicated classroom building to house the program. He also holds a superintendent’s credential and recently led the Colville School District.
“I am so excited for my family and I to begin this new chapter and to become a Bomber,” Mr. Fisk said. “Richland High is an outstanding school and I am privileged to have this opportunity to become one of its leaders.”
Mr. Fisk holds bachelor’s degree in social science and secondary education from Montana College and a master’s in educational leadership from the University of Montana. He also has completed further administrative credential programs through Lewis & Clark College, Eastern Washington University and Washington State University. He and his wife Wende look forward to relocating to Richland with their son who is currently a junior in high school.