NYC principal works to help youth prosper

Gary Flood, who worked as an administrator in the Ocean Beach School District in the 1990s and early 2000s, is in his first year as the principal at Naselle Youth Camp.

NASELLE — When long-time local educator Gary Flood took a job with the Nye County Nevada school district in 2008, he didn’t foresee moving back to the Peninsula until he was ready to retire. Flood had worked in the Ocean Beach School District since 1991 and his family was rooted at the beach. But his plans changed when he saw that the Naselle Youth Camp (NYC) school was searching for a new principal.

“I’d always planned to come back,” he said last week in his office at NYC. “When that opportunity presented itself I said, ‘I hate to leave my students especially, but this is home. What am I going to say, no?’”

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