There’s a new associate principal at Gardner Edgerton High School. Walt Thompson, a retired administrator from Wyandotte High School, temporarily holds the title, according to Leann Northway, USD 231 communications director.
John Duncanson, a former physical education and health teacher at GEHS, was originally hired to replace outgoing GEHS Associate Principal Mark Meyer. However, Duncanson must pass a test to meet state licensing guidelines before assuming the role.
Meanwhile, David Diener has replaced Duncanson in the PE classroom, and Thompson will serve as an interim-temporary associate principal until Duncanson meets state requirements. Duncanson is serving and being paid as a long-term substitute teacher.
In addition to retiring as the principal at Wyandotte High School in 2008, Thompson has served as a middle school principal and an assistant high school principal in Jefferson, Mo., and in the Kansas City, Kan., and Leavenworth school districts. He lives in Olathe.
District hires interim temporary GEHS associate principal