New Manual Academy principal announced by District 150

By WEEK Producer

June 17, 2014 Updated Jun 17, 2014 at 10:47 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – Heather Young will be the new principal of Manual Academy starting July 1.

Young started as a school nurse at Manual High School in 1999 before earning a degree and becoming a teacher at Manual in 2005.

She has been the principal at Hines Primary School since 2012.

“It is a bittersweet move for me to be leaving Hines Primary School,” said Young. “It has been a great and welcoming home to call my first Principalship. At the same time, I am excited to return home to where my career began and support the District’s vision.”

Young will be reconnecting with Manual families this summer and plans to host an open house as the beginning of the new school year approaches.

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