July 31, 2014

SH names new school principals

Steve Fleer

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Spring Hill School Board approved new leadership for Spring Hill Middle School and Spring Hill High School on April 23.
Steve Fleer, current middle school principal, will become high school principal for the 2012-13 school year.
He replaces Angelo Cocolis, current high school principal, who will retire next month.
Rod Sprague, current Spring Hill Intermediate School principal, will succeed Fleer at the middle school.
“As the district continues to grow and change, it is imperative that the district has in place strong leadership that is committed to maintaining small-town values and providing a world-class education,” said Superintendent Bart Goering.
Fleer has been with the Spring Hill School district since 1974 when he started his career as a social studies teacher.
He was assistant principal at the high school from 1977 to 1986 and principal from 1986 to 1989.
Fleer has been principal at the middle school since 1989.
Sprague joined the district as principal at the middle school in 2010.
Prior to that, he was principal at Mound Valley Grade School, director of professional development for the Labette County, Kan. School District, a middle school principal in Wichita Public Schools and principal of Lincoln Elementary in Parson, Kan.
Sprague started his career teaching third through fifth grades.
Christine Splichal, director of communications, said applications are coming in for the intermediate school principal vacancy and interviews will be conducted in the next few days.
The new intermediate school principle will become principal of Spring Hill Elementary School when the new Wolf Creek Elementary opens in 2013.
At that time, Spring Hill Elementary will become a pre-school through fifth grade building and the current intermediate school will become a sixth grade building.
Michelle Toon, current principal of Spring Hill Elementary School, will transfer to Wolf Creek Elementary when it opens in 2013.
“The great news is whoever takes the position of the intermediate school principal will have a year to ease the transition (to the elementary school),” Splichal said.
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Rod Sprague

The new intermediate school principle will become principal of Spring Hill Elementary School when the new Wolf Creek Elementary opens in 2013.
At that time, Spring Hill Elementary will become a pre-school through fifth grade building and the current intermediate school will become a sixth grade building.
Michelle Toon, current principal of Spring Hill Elementary School, will transfer to Wolf Creek Elementary when it opens in 2013.
“The great news is whoever takes the position of the intermediate school principal will have a year to ease the transition (to the elementary school),” Splichal said.

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