Two interview committees have elected LeAnne Garcia the top candidate to become Durango High Schools new principal.
Garcias selection Saturday came after a second round of interviews for which Dan Snowberger, the Durango School District 9-Rs new superintendent, was present.
Garcia, an assistant principal at DHS, would replace Diane Lashinsky, who resigned in April.
At the time, Lashinsky who was hired at the high school in 2007 and led the schools transition to the small learning communities from 2008 said DHS could benefit from new leadership.
The district refused to provide a copy of the resignation letter Lashinsky submitted to the district, citing an exemption to the open-records law for personnel files.
To be officially hired, Garcias appointment must be approved by the Durango 9-R Board of Education. The vote is scheduled for the June 5 board meeting.
Neither Garcia nor Lashinsky responded to messages requesting comment.