Andrea Tiede will leave her job as principal of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School for a new job within the district.

Tiede will begin as Executive Director of Special Services on July 1. She is replacing Debora Howser, who is moving to Kansas City to work for the Kansas School for the Blind.

Tiede has been principal at the elementary school since 2009. She had served as a special education teacher at Lee Elementary School previously. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2002 and a master’s degree in special education in 2005.

“I am excited to accept this new position in our district,” Tiede said. “I appreciate the support of district leadership in our community. As a former special education teacher and a building principal, I have a vested interest in supporting a strong special education program and creating successful opportunities for children.”

She said she is grateful for the time she spent at the elementary school.

The Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education is set to take action on the recommendation at the June 5 board meeting.

Tiede is the fifth principal to leave their school this academic year.

Greg Hoyt retired as head principal of Manhattan High School at the beginning of the year. Michael Dorst, 10th grade assistant principal, was promoted to his position. Benjamin Jimenez, who interviewed for Hoyt’s job, will replace Dorst.

Brett Nelson announced he would be leaving Marlatt to serve as superintendent in Clay County. Assistant Principal Shiela Stephens will assume the position.

Mindy Sanders is leaving Lee Elementary to serve as a principal at McKinley Elementary in Abilene. Assistant Principal Erica Bammes was named head principal.

This month, Lori Martin announced she will step down as principal of Frank Bergman Elementary. The school district has not yet announced a timeline or a replacement for Martin.