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By Pam Stevens
Managing Editor 

Cahan named as new principal at LSHS


March 29, 2011

Principal Eric Cahan

Granite Falls High School Principal Eric Cahan has accepted the Lake Stevens High School Principal position effective July 1, 2011.

“I’ve known Ken Collins for a long time and he and I spoke when the posting came up. Frankly, he really sold me on the building and the district,” Cahan said. “After meeting the people in the interviews, I thought it was a great fit and a natural change. I’m looking forward to creating new relationships with staff and kids and continuing with Ken’s energy. I think that is an exciting aspect as a principal,” Cahan said.

Cahan is a veteran administrator with five years experience as Principal of GFHS and prior to that, five years as an Assistant Principal at Snohomish High School.

Cahan takes pride in establishing a communication style that is joyful, encouraging, hopeful and fosters a professional attitude.

Commenting on his move to Lake Stevens he said, “I’m honored to carry on the long standing traditions at Lake Stevens High School.”

Cahan is looking forward to taking his experiences at Granite Falls High School and creating new ones with students, teachers and staff at Lake Stevens.

“This school (Granite Falls) has the most dedicated staff and most wonderful community. The parents, school and all of the staff are talented and nice people and the kids are a ball. They have been gracious to me for the past five years,” he said.

As for Lake Stevens, he is thrilled to be part of an athletic department with highly trained athletes and dedicated coaches.

“They (LSHS) are world-class competitors and athletes. As a Snohomish High School Athletic Director I saw their competitiveness and athleticism first hand. I’m looking forward to being a part of that,” Cahan said. “I can’t wait to get started and learn a lot from the teachers. They are a proven staff and it’s going to be fun.”

Cahan has two elementary aged daughters and his wife teaches math at Everett Community College.


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