There will be a new principal at Spring Hill High School next year. The Spring Hill School District announced the hire of a new principal, Marc Williams last week.
A committee comprised of representatives from key stakeholder groups interviewed multiple candidates and selected Williams to serve as the next principal of SHHS. Approved by the Spring Hill Board of Education, Williams’ contract is effective on July 1, 2015.
The hire follows the recent retirement announcement of Steve Fleer, who has served as SHHS principal for three years and in the district for 41 years.
“We are excited about the opportunity to put into place an administrator who has strong experience leading a high school, including successfully managing a one-to-one technology program as well as creating a dynamic environment that engages students, families and staff members in the learning continuum,” said Bart Goering, Spring Hill School District superintendent.
“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 Wayne Burke, superintendent-elect.  “Marc’s guidance will help ensure many future successes at SHHS.”
Williams has served as principal for Smoky Valley High School since 2006. During his tenure there, he implemented blended learning into all core subject areas to meet the needs of all learners as well as created a college and career readiness program to ensure students are prepared for future opportunities. Prior to his principal position, he was the assistant principal and activities director for the high school. Williams also taught band from 1997 to 2004 at Buhler High School. He received his bachelor of science degree in music education from Kansas State University in 1996. Williams completed his master’s degree in educational administration at Wichita State University in 2002. In 2009, he earned his district-level certification from Friends University.
“I am honored to have been selected as the next principal of Spring Hill High School,” said Williams.  “The district is growing, changing and progressing with great strides, and I am excited to be a member of the team. My goal is to work closely with staff and students to continue developing SHHS into a top-notch school. In addition, my family and I are looking forward to all of the things that the community and district have to offer and are anxious to be part of it.”