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New Pendleton Superintendent Spends 1st Day Touring Schools

Pendleton School District's new superintendent, Chris Fritsch, tours Sunridge Middle School.

Pendleton School District’s new superintendent, Chris Fritsch, tours Sunridge Middle School.

E.J. Harris/East Oregonian

When Wendy Phillips, a first grade teacher at McKay Creek Elementary School, asked her students if they were nervous for the first day of school, Chris Fritsch’s hand shot up.

While Fritsch isn’t a student, Tuesday marked his first day of school as the Pendleton School District superintendent.

McKay Creek was his first stop as a part of a day-long tour of every school in the district.

InterMountain Education Service District spokeswoman Michele Madril was snapping photos of students posing with a welcome banner before school started.

Read more at the East Oregonian.

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