INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Students and faculty at Incline High School will have a new site administrator to report to this school year.
Andrew Yoxsimer, who’s worked in the Washoe County School District for more than two decades as a middle and high school teacher and administrator, was recently hired to replace Mark Zimmerman as head of Incline High.
“Mr. Yoxsimer brings a strong background in instructional leadership to Incline High School,” Incline K-12 Principal Leslie Hermann wrote in a recent letter to parents. “With experience in grades 7-12, Mr. Yoxsimer will be able to help move the Incline schools toward the K-12 model.”
Yoxsimer’s most recent role with WCSD was as an implementation specialist, according to a letter he sent to parents, in which he provided “extensive training and professional development around planning and effective instructional strategies for K-12 teachers and administrators.”
He’s formerly served as principal of Sparks Middle School and assistant principal at Swope and O’Brien middle schools, as well as Dean of Students at O’Brien Middle.
As a classroom teacher, he taught social studies at Galena High School, where he also coached the varsity ski team. Previously, he taught middle school math, science, social studies and physical education at Natchez Elementary School.
Zimmerman, who joined IHS in 2011 as vice principal before taking on the site administrator role in 2013, will transfer to WCSD’s Reed High School for the 2014-15 school year, serving as assistant principal.
Hermann took over at the start of the 2013-14 school year as K-12 principal as part of the district’s quest to transition Incline schools into the “flagship program for Washoe County,” according to reports.
The move eliminated a need for “principals” at each of the three public schools.