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Principal resigns in Wrigley

Derek Neary
Northern News Services

NNSL (Jan 08/99) - The principal of Chief Julian Yendo school in Wrigley resigned last month, forcing the Deh Cho divisional board of education to improvise for the time being.

"That's why I'm here. We're working on that process today," Nolan Swartzentruber said from Wrigley on Monday. "There will be other staff from the (Fort Simpson) office coming in this week as well."

Swartzentruber, the director of the regional education board, said Bryant, who served as principal for the past year and a half, left the position for "personal reasons."

When asked if Bryant's resignation was unexpected, Swartzentruber replied, "Normally we expect people to spend the year so anytime it's not that, it's a little out of the ordinary."

Chief Julian Yendo, which has 26 students from kindergarten through to Grade 9, also has two other teachers, a special needs assistant, an aboriginal language instructor and a school/community counsellor, Swartzentruber noted. As to who will become principal, that still wasn't determined as of Monday.

"We're talking with the staff here and with the DEA and we'll take it a day at a time. We want to make sure that we still offer all the programs that are necessary," said Swartzentruber.