In a series of personnel moves resembling musical chairs, the North Sanpete School District has transferred a third administrator to a new position.
Karen Kowalskin, district at-risk program coordinator, has been named Mt. Pleasant Elementary School's new principal. She replaced Phillip Johnson in that position.And Johnson is the new North Sanpete Middle School principal as the replacement for Courtney Syme, who is the new North Sanpete High School principal.
The assignment changes followed the resignation of Mark Bezzant, in his second year as principal of the high school, who resigned that post recently following acts of vandalism and harassment that culminated with a bomb blast at the Bezzant home in Mt. Pleasant on Halloween night.
The bomb damaged a fence and blew out a basement window. Two individuals were observed by neighbors running from the scene of the bombing but have not been apprehended.
The North Sanpete School District has offered a $500 reward for their arrest and conviction and city police, who are continuing an intensive investigation that has included the use of trained dogs, say that if apprehended the perpetrators will be prosecuted under federal status.
The Bezzants have since moved from the area.
Before her employment as the district's at-risk program coordinator, Kowalskin had been an elementary school teacher for eight years and a school psychologist for three years.