Ekwok’s principal and teacher resigns

Nov 14, 2017

The principal and teacher at William "Sonny" Nelson School in Ekwok returned to her home state of Florida about a week ago due to an unforeseen family situation.  

A substitute is in place to teach the 15 students enrolled at William "Sonny" Nelson School until SWRSD fills Arnold's position.
Credit Avery Lill/ KDLG

Ekwok’s school principal and only teacher returned to Florida, her home state, Nov. 6. Arnold started teaching at William “Sonny” Nelson School in August. An unforeseen family situation arose that required her to move back to Florida, Arnold said. She spoke positively of her time in Ekwok.

Southwest Region School District has a substitute teacher in place who will remain at the school until her position is filled. The district has already received applications and is in the process of interviewing candidates.

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