A change in leadership at Enumclaw Middle School was completed last week when Jill Barrett was named principal of the school that educates 450 students.
The vacancy came with the announced departure of longtime district employee Steve Rabb, who has taken a position with the Orting School District as director of curriculum and instruction. Rabb was at EMS for 25 years.
Barrett presently serves as assistant principal at Olympic Middle School in Auburn. She began her career in 2001 and her teaching background is in special education, alternative education and reading. She has been primarily with the Auburn district, but also spent time in the White River and Kent school districts. She moved into administration in 2013 and became an assistant principal in 2014.
She will begin at Enumclaw Middle School in July.
EMS is one of two middle schools in the Enumclaw School District, which serves a total of nearly 3,900 students and has more than 500 staff members.