The Board of Education approved the district's recommendation to name David Ewers as associate principal at Mill Valley High School, effective for the 2012-13 school year. Mr. Ewers, who will also serve as the school's activities & athletics coordinator, is replacing former associate principal Matt Fedde who is relocating to Nebraska.
"We are delighted to have David join our team at Mill Valley," said Principal Tobie Waldeck. "He is a positive, outgoing individual with the leadership qualities and experience necessary to be successful. David genuinely cares about students and staff and is passionate about their achievements. I look forward to having him at Mill Valley."
Ewers is returning to USD 232 where he began his teaching career in 2002 as an eighth grade history teacher at Monticello Trails Middle School. In 2003 he accepted a teaching position at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, KS, where he has spent the last nine years. During that time Ewers taught American History, Advanced Placement American History, and served as the Olathe Northwest Flight Corps Leadership Assistant.
Outside the classroom, Ewers filled several assistant coaching positions from football to track and field. Olathe Northwest promoted him in 2007 to be the head coach in track and field because of his success working with student athletes. During his six seasons leading the program, the high school sent 73 athletes to the Kansas track and field championships with nine student athletes competing in track and field at the collegiate level.
"During my professional career I have had the opportunity to lead students and colleagues in both academic and athletic endeavors," Ewers said. "It has been a privilege to be a teacher and a coach and I am excited to have the opportunity to join Mill Valley as an associate principal."
Ewers earned his undergraduate degree in History from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS, where he later received his master of arts in school leadership. He is married with two sons, Major and Nolan.