Posted Date: 08/21/2022
LRHS enters the 2022-2023 School Year with a Powerful Lineup of Professionals
As many school districts struggle to find highly qualified educators this year, Logan-Rogersville High School continues to recruit and retain the best professionals in the State. “I believe we have an awesome team and I am excited about the year ahead,” said Dr. McKenzie, high school principal. “We are looking forward to bringing back some engaging activities for students and doing everything we can to help them focus and excel at their highest level.”
LRHS welcomes five professionals to the team this school year.
Lindsey Rantz is a certified teacher that was working as a paraprofessional for LRHS for the last 3 years. Rantz found that she really enjoyed working with students needing special services. When a late resignation left an opening this summer, Rantz applied for that teaching position. Ms. Rantz is looking forward to having her own classroom and teaching students who need that extra support.
Devin Hughes was also with LRHS last year. He was a part-time band assistant working primarily with percussion. As the LR Band program continues to grow in Grades 6-12, the district recognized the need to add Mr. Hughes as a full-time faculty member. Hughes will be joining Steve Palen and Eric Dameron in directing the LR Band program.
Patrick Holt joins the LRHS team with the retirement of long-time Ag educator, Jayson Shriver. Holt brings teaching experience and a respect for our long successful history in Ag education and FFA. Mr. Holt worked at Chadwick and Forsyth before joining our team.
Jeff Johnson steps away from a career in media production and teaching at Ozark Technical Community College to join our high school. Johnson said he wanted to be connected to a community with strong high school traditions. Mr. Johnson has been a guest presenter in our building during our Career Day events in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Those experiences lead to his desire to join our team. LRHS has been working towards beginning a media program for some time. A start-up grant and the ability of the district to add a faculty member to our lineup helped LRHS offer new courses for students in a high-interest area.
Manny Flores will be filling the role left by the retirement of Denny McHenry. Flores will be working with students in our virtual education on-site lab and those students working virtually off-site. He will also be the new head coach for the Lady Wildcat Softball program. Coach Flores had a very similar assignment at his last position with Joplin High School where he was coaching softball and working with virtual education, credit recovery, and at-risk students.
New teachers to the district attended orientation week (August 8 -12) prior to all teachers returning on August 15th. The administrators, instructional coaches, and mentors were able to welcome them to Logan-Rogersville and share the way we do business. The five newcomers to the high school will be positive additions to the strong LRHS team.