Principal Cravy, Coach Braman resign

TONASKET – Resignations by Tonasket Elementary School principal Jeff Cravy and high school varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman were accepted by the Tonasket School Board at its meeting on Monday, March 12.

Cravy cited personal reasons for his decision, which is effective at the end of the school year.

“It is with a heavy heart that I turn in my letter of resignation (after seven years at the district),” Cravy said in his resignation letter. “The district has provided me with many opportunities to grow and learn as a principal.

“Due to our current family situation and to pursue other career advancement experiences, I will be leaving the school district at the end of my current contract. I will continue to provide the highest quality of leadership at the elementary school throughout this school year and will leave the school in great shape for the next principal to take over.”

Braman said in his resignation statement that a lack of support had made for an untenable coaching situation.

“Several issues affecting my areas of responsibility have influenced me to conclude I am in an unsupported and undesirable situation,” Braman wrote. “I have made several efforts to resolve these issues but I have not been able to achieve this goal …

“With a young family at home, I need to step back from the situation and look at what really matters. Though it would be my choice to continue coaching this assignment, I feel I can’t be the successful coach I desire to be in the current situation…. Thank you for the experience. I wish everyone continued success.”

About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

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