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Resignation of Cascade Principal Shrouded in Mystery

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Diana Wold, who was with the Cascade School District for five years, became principal in 2014. She resigned, effective Feb. 17. - COURTESY CASCADE SCHOOL DISTRICT
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  • Diana Wold, who was with the Cascade School District for five years, became principal in 2014. She resigned, effective Feb. 17.


A month after she was placed on paid leave, the principal of Cascade's K-12 school has resigned, but the circumstances of her departure are still a mystery.

In 2014, Diana Wold became the principal of Cascade's primary public school campus, overseeing kindergarten through 12th grade. She was a teacher and school administrator for three years in Cascade before being promoted to principal. On Jan. 13, the Cascade School Board abruptly put Wold, 54, on paid leave without addressing the issue publicly, saying it was a personnel matter. This week's McCall Star-News reports the "Cascade School District paid Wold $75,000 in return for her resignation." Wold's annual salary was $64,000.

The separation agreement reportedly forbids Wold or the school district from talking about the resignation, but the district issued the following statement:

"The Board of Trustees expresses its gratitude to Mrs. Wold for her service to the district and the great progress the district made under her leadership. ...The board and Mrs. Wold have mutually agreed that her separation from employment with the Cascade School District is in the best interest of all involved."

The Star-News also reports the trustees said they may need "to make some changes" to the position before beginning the search for a new principal.