DeBaillie hired as interim principal at Orion High School

Mindy Carls
Orion High School

Nathan DeBaillie will be the interim principal at Orion High School, the school board decided on Wednesday, July 20.

DeBaillie has been the dean of students and athletic director.

“We appreciate his willingness to step in,” board president Doug Nelson said.

Superintendent David Deets said he and DeBaillie will sit down in the next week or two and decide how the duties of dean and athletic director will be carried out.

Deets does not expect to post the vacancy, but he also does not expect the money saved to allow the district to undo any of the staff changes for next year.

Moments before hiring DeBaillie as the interim principal, the board accepted the resignation of principal Ron Harris.

The resignation depends on the East Moline school board hiring Harris for a position.