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USD 429 Troy Hires New 7-12 Principal

Troy Schools hires Michael Estes to serve as 7-12 Principal/Activities Director


Patrick McKernan, Superintendent of Schools for USD 429,  and the USD 429 Board of Education is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Estes as the next 7th-12th grade principal for Troy Middle/High School.  Mr. Estes will be replacing Mr. Hevel who resigned in March to pursue other career opportunities.  Mr. Estes is currently serving as K-12 Principal in Farson , Wyoming.  Mr. Estes has most recently served in Kansas as the Elementary/Middle School Principal at Council Grove, Kansas. 


Mr. Estes, his wife Michelle, and their daughter Grace, who will be a sophomore at Troy High School, are looking forward to moving to the community.  Michael brings twenty-seven years of experience working with students, staff, and parents.  He has served as a teacher, coach, activities director, and building administrator during those twenty-seven years.  He has a background in curriculum development and instruction, technology education and the use of technology in the school setting, and utilized Professional Learning Communities with the staff at Farson-Eden High School.  Mr. Estes prides himself on building relationships with students , staff, parents, and the community.


Mr. Estes will begin his duties officially on August 1, 2018.  However, he is determined and excited to meet as many students, parents, staff, and community members before the August 1 start date.