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Josh Hevel Announced as Troy Middle/High School Principal/Activities Director

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FEBRUARY 11, 2016




The USD 429 Board of Education took action to hire a new 7 – 12 Principal / Activities Director and two new teachers for the 2016 – 2017 school year at a special board meeting that was held on February 11.


A two year contract was approved for Josh Hevel to be the new 7 – 12 Principal / Activities Director.  Mr. Hevel is currently a high school social studies teacher at Central Heights High School, which is south of Ottawa, KS.  He also is an assistant high school football and boys basketball coach.  He has served on a number of school improvement committees while at Central Heights and helped implement a 1 – 1 iPad initiative at the 3A classified school.


Mr. Hevel is a native of Waverly, KS and comes from an education family as both his mother and father were long time teachers in Waverly.  His undergraduate degree is from Kansas State University and in 2015 he received his master’s degree in school administration from Fort Hays State University.  Mr. Hevel and his wife Elizabeth look forward to moving to Troy School District and becoming actively involved in the community.  He replaces interim Principal Don Cash and will begin his duties on August 1.  He was selected following a teacher, administrator, and school board interview process.


Warren Grable, Board President of USD 429, said, “We feel very fortunate to hire Mr. Hevel.  He was selected after screening all of the applicants and three finalists being interviewed.  We were pleased with the quality of our finalists.  Mr. Hevel will be an active and engaged principal.  He will bring enthusiasm and a willingness to the part of the community to the job.”


Contracts for 2016 – 2017 were also approved for Michaela Kinyon, of Atchison, to teach secondary English and Kerry Stoneking, of Sabetha, to teach