COLLEGE PLACE — School officials have named Scott Kasenga as the next principal for John Sager Middle School in College Place.

As approved by the College Place School Board on Tuesday, Kasenga will take the position July 1.

Kasenga is currently assistant principal at College Place High School, where he has been since 2016. He came to the area with his wife, Amy Kasenga, and their two daughters after spending 20 years working in education in White Salmon, Wash.

Dale Stopperan, current principal of Sager Middle School, plans to retire at the end of this school year.