he new year has begun with
several new faces on our staff, and we
also have staff serving in new
positions. We are excited to welcome
Shanna Franklin as and educational
assistant as she moved from the
cafeteria to the elementary, replacing
Sandra Witcraft who retired after 16
years of service. We also welcome
Chancey and Virginia Stephen to the team
of cafeteria workers! Mrs. White has
changed roles and will serve as
librarian, curriculum director,
elementary ESL specialist and elementary
physical education specialist. In part
replacing Elma Witty who retired this
past Spring after serving as librarian
for many years. LeAnne Mulrony has taken
over as our high school math teacher,
replacing the retired Tim Schrock. Mrs.
Mulrony comes to us after working for
the Dufur School District for 12 years
and 1 ½ years at TVCC.
I am excited to be serving as the
Superintendent/HS Principal this year. I
had a greatmentor in Mr.
Mills and I learned a lot working
closely with him for 11 years. A man
like Mr. Mills is not easily replaced
and I simply hope to carry on many of
the fine things that he began.
We have begun the school year
with 304 students, 214 in the
elementary/middle school and 90 in the
high school. We have a lot of new faces
in both buildings and are very excited
to welcome them to our school community.
The grounds/maintenance staff has done
an outstanding job of maintaining and
facilities this summer. New
doors and windows on parts of the high
school, a new roof over our old middle
school building, remodeling of the old
taxidermy room is
almost complete as we prepare
it as a STEM/robotics room, and the new
gymnasium is finally complete. We have
begun using the gymnasium full-time for
practices and games, as well
as P.E. classes.
Once again, I am looking
forward to a wonderful year with the
Adrian School District.
Green! Go ‘Lopes!