Facebook248Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School DistrictCondee Wood has been named Principal of Thurgood Marshall Middle SchoolCondee Wood has been named principal of Thurgood Marshall Middle School in the Olympia School District. The position became open with the announcement that current Marshall principal John Hitchman has decided to return to a teaching position within the school district. Wood will assume her new responsibilities July 1 pending school board approval.Since 2011 Wood has served as Assistant Principal at Washington Middle School. Prior to joining the Olympia School District, Wood served as Assistant Principal for five years at Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus and one year at Pacific Cascade Middle School in the Issaquah School District. She became a school administrator after having taught high school Language Arts for six years in the Puyallup School District.“I am so excited to continue my professional journey with the students, staff and families of Marshall Middle School,” Wood said. “Although I will deeply miss the Washington Middle School community, I am thrilled to be able to stay in Olympia and to work with such a nurturing, talented staff at Marshall. Having grown up in Olympia, I care greatly about this community and the success of every student who grows up here. I look forward to getting to know each and every student and working hard to ensure the very best educational program for them academically, socially and emotionally. I can’t wait to get started!”Wood earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education with Language Arts and Speech Endorsements from Western Washington University in 1997. She earned her Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in 2004 and her Administrative Credentials from the University of Washington in 2005.Marshall Middle School, located on Olympia’s west side, serves about 400 students in grades 6 through 8.