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Ephrata School District Names New Assistant Principal at EMS

Levi Spencer

The Ephrata School District is excited to announce that Levi Spencer has been selected as the new Assistant Principal of Ephrata Middle School (EMS) starting in the 2024-2025 school year.

The role of assistant principal is new to EMS. It replaces the current dean of students position to expand support, coaching and mentorship of teachers while also focusing on student success. The school’s current dean of students, PJ Anderson, will resume his previous role as PE Teacher and Athletic Coordinator for the 2024-2025 school year.

“As we reimagined the top leadership at EMS, hiring a person with vast teaching and leadership experience was essential,”  said Tina Mullings, EMS Principal. “Levi hit all of the qualifications that we sought and is well known in our community. We’re thrilled to have him join our team.”

The Ephrata School District selected Spencer from a large pool of well-qualified candidates. The  interview team included administrators, current Ephrata Middle School staff members and security personnel.

Spencer has a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master of Science in Reading Education from Nova Southeastern University. His Bachelor of Education degree is from Eastern Washington University. Spencer has more than 20 years in the education field, acting in diverse roles as a teacher and most recently serving as the Principal of Soap Lake Middle / High School.

“As an educator, it’s always been my passion to support kids and their learning,” said Spencer. “I’m excited to join the team at EMS and collaborate with staff and students to continue elevating the standards of achievement. I’m looking forward to helping lead a team that ensures every student receives the highest quality education and every teacher has the support they need to thrive.”

Spencer will  assume the role of assistant principal July 1, 2024.


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