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PJ Anderson

Longtime Ephrata Middle School employee, PJ Anderson has been named as the school’s new Dean of Students. 

The Dean of Students position assists with the daily operations of the school. Specifically responsible for attendance, behavior (including discipline) and intervention services, the dean also offers leadership and guidance to ensure the school meets Ephrata’s mission to exist for Kids & Learning. 

“I’ve really enjoyed my time as a teacher at EMS,” said Anderson. “In the classroom, I’ve worked hard to build an environment that is fun, safe and pulls the best performance from our students. I think these skills also fit the expectation of my new position – building relationships for a positive outcome. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Anderson will assume this new position at the start of the 2023-2024 school year. He takes the place of EMS’s current Dean of Students, Tina Mullings, who was recently named as the school’s new principal. Mullings replaces long time principal Ken Murray, who was named Assistant Superintendent of the Ephrata School District.

“I’m really excited to work with PJ in this new capacity,” said Tina Mullings. “He has such a passion for EMS and our school community. He seems to effortlessly connect with students, staff and families in a fun and positive way. PJ’s passion for learning shows. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish together.” 

Anderson has been a physical education teacher at EMS for 21 years. He is also the middle school’s athletic director. Anderson is a graduate of Central Washington University.