RCHS principal resigns

By The Mercury

Riley County High School Principal Eric Swanson has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

In his resignation letter, he said, “I have enjoyed my time here as principal but have realized that my passion lies in teaching in the classroom and teaching on the basketball court,” according to a press release from USD 378 sent Tuesday. Swanson was not immediately available for further comment.

“Eric has done good things for our high school,” Superintendent Brad Starnes said in the release. “I respect his desire to follow his passion. USD 378 Riley County schools wish Eric and his family best of luck. They will be missed.”

Swanson has served in his current role for six years. During that time, he organized Student Intervention Teams to identify and serve at-risk students and families, created a freshman orientation program, established a daily parent/staff communication email and introduced advanced placement courses.

In 2009, he was recognized as the KASSP Regional III Principal of the Year Honoree.

According to the release, the opening will be posted immediately and a replacement interview schedule will be established.

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