At the board meeting Monday night, the USD 329 school board approved multiple new hires for WHS, including a FCS teacher, head boys and girls basketball coaches and a district tech director.
Keeley Reddick will be filling the Family and Consumer Science teaching position.
“I would say she is very excited and passionate about educating students in the family and consumer sciences, and, additionally, looks forward to continuing a very successful FCCLA program,” principal Jan Hutley said. “I think she just appreciates and respects the programing that has been built here at Wabaunsee and she wants to continue that.”
Christian Ulsaker, the newly hired special education teacher, will also serve as the head boys basketball coach. Ulsaker has a successful past experience with coaching basketball and also played for four years at Washburn University. He coached this season at Shawnee Heights.
“As a certified staff member, I am looking forward to him building relationships with the students and the student athletes,” Hutley said.
Trevor Keller, who will work as the district psychologist, will fill the position of head girls basketball coach.
“He is a certified staff member that has a background in coaching basketball, and is very excited to continue to build the program,” Hutley said. Keller previously coached boys basketball at Royal Valley High School.
The position of district tech director will be filled by Josh Nisly. Nisly has previously worked with the district as an assistant under past tech director Austin Lawrence.
“He has a lot of knowledge of our systems and our district needs and how our district is set up,” Hutley said. “I think, even more importantly, he has a perspective on technology as it applies to a school district and students and staff.”
The board also approved assistant coaches for WHS and WJH, including the addition of Garret Eck for assistant football coach.
— Hannah Mumpower, Kendyl Bolinder, @Hlmump01, @BolinderKendyl