Nate Munoz officially dropped "interim" from his title Friday after Greater Albany Public Schools appointed him the principal at South Albany High School.
“Nate was selected over other qualified candidates based on several key characteristics," according to a press release from the school district. "Through the interview process, Nate demonstrated the level of passion, energy and commitment to SAHS that is essential for this position."
Munoz has served as interim principal since July 2018. He was appointed to a one-year term after former principal Brent Belveal retired.
Applications for the permanent position were accepted through Jan. 13 and the district invited community input at the start of the search.
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Munoz, whose four children attend GAPS schools, has 12 years of educational experience and two degrees — one in educational assessment and the other in educational leadership.
The statement from the district noted that Munoz had an ability to “relate and connect” with students and supports the staff and future of the school.
“I am humbled and honored to be principal at South Albany High School,” Munoz said in a statement released by the district. “I’m excited to work with the South Albany community and our staff members, continuing the rich traditions that make our school wonderful. Go Hawks!”