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New staff gear up for start of school on September 5

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg High School students will meet new staff when they arrive for the first day of school on September 5. Five certified educators have joined Matt Elder, Gabe Kiefel, Nicole Abel, and Kathy Pradere to prepare for the new school year.

The new faces include Joe Wirtzberger, the new Middle and High School Principal, and the Athletic Director. His wife, Dusty Wirtzberger, has been hired as a P-12 special education teacher.

The couple live in the Tri-Cities and worked at the Wahluke School District for the last seven years. Joe Wirtzberger was a behavior specialist, special educati...


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