MIHS principal Puckett announces pending resignation

A survey will collect feedback on what community is looking for in candidates.

Mercer Island High School (MIHS) principal Vicki Puckett is stepping down at the end of June.

Puckett announced her plans in a message to families on Jan. 17.

“I wanted to personally let you know about a change I am making in my career. I am resigning [from] my position as principal at Mercer Island High School effective June 30, 2020, so that I can pursue other growth opportunities and new challenges,” she said.

Puckett became principal in 2012. She said she has enjoyed working with MIHS students, community and staff for the past eight years.

“You are an amazing and supportive community of parents who care so much about your student’s education and our school,” she said. “I am grateful for this.”

She said she will miss everyone, but said she has more to do.

“I will miss everyone but know there is still more to do in my educational career, and my hope is we will still cross paths from time to time,” she said. “Mercer Island High School will always have a special place in my heart.”

MIHS is on the search for a new principal. A new survey is open to the public to collect information for a new principal. The survey responses will be used to help screen candidates and develop interview questions. The survey will close on Feb. 26. The survey can be found on the MIHS website.