Wabaunsee principal accepts position at Washburn Rural

Mayah Mumpower | news editor

WHS principal Jan Hutley announced her resignation last week, effective at the end of the school year.

In an email to staff, Hutley announced that she had accepted a position at Washburn Rural High School as an assistant principal. 

“To say the least, this was a very difficult decision for me, and I will always care deeply for this district and our students. I truly appreciate the opportunities I have been afforded in this district, and I will greatly treasure the experiences I have had at USD 329,” Hutley wrote.

Hutley led WHS for four years, preceded by four years as Alma and Maple Hill Elementary principal.

Hutley previously worked at Washburn Rural, teaching life science and leadership classes and coordinating the international baccalaureate diploma program.

Hutley is the third USD 329 administrator to announce their departure this school year, following superintendent Brad Starnes and elementary principal Galen Craghead.

When asked about her hopes for the next principal Hutley said, “I hope they’re awesome in every way, because this district deserves that.” 

Pictured above: Jan Hutley speaks to the student body during the Winter Royalty pep rally in February.

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