Principal's Corner

Mount Pleasant School District No. 29-93

152 Marble Road Washougal, Washington 98671



September 14, 2021

Mt. Pleasant School Parents,

As I enter my second week serving as the new Superintendent/Principal at Mt. Pleasant School, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. You will also find a few updates as well.

Two weeks ago, I met with the Mt. Pleasant Board to discuss starting a search for an Interim Superintendent/Principal. By the time the meeting ended, I agreed to serve as the Interim for the 2021-22 school year with a search for a permanent replacement to begin in early 2022.

My career in education has spanned over 50 years. For thirty-one of those years, I served as a superintendent in Canby, OR; Camas, WA; and the Clackamas Education Service District. Following retirement from full-time work, I have served as a search consultant assisting school district boards recruit superintendent candidates.

I will be on a two-day a week work schedule with some extra days in the office this month. Recently relocating in Stevenson, I am on-call during days that I am not on site.

My early impressions of Mt. Pleasant have been very positive. We have a great staff, and it has been fun getting to know the students. Face mask wearing has made that a bit of a challenge.

Now for a few updates.

  • COVID Protocol—Students and staff have been very attentive to following the indoors mask requirement. Effective October 19, all staff must be either vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

  • Treats—Staff members have asked about classroom treats during these COVID times. For the time being, the health department is suggesting that only store-bought treats be brought into the school.

  • Parent Volunteers—All Parent volunteers must be fully vaccinated and turn in a background check form. Please ask the office for more information.

I certainly look forward to the opportunity to meet all of our Mt. Pleasant parents. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. My email address is


Milt Dennison


Mt. Pleasant School