Wichita district announces leadership changes at schools

USD 259 administrative building, 201 N. Water
USD 259 administrative building, 201 N. Water file photo

The Wichita school district has announced leadership changes for the 2016-17 school year, including new principals at several schools and some changes to district administration.

▪ Tiffinie Irving, executive director of instructional support, will be interim assistant superintendent of learning services, replacing Denise Seguine, who is retiring.

▪ Darrin Ross, assistant principal at South High, will be principal at Greiffenstein/Wells Alternative School, replacing the retiring Nancy Mueller.

▪ Bryan Wilson, special education coordinator, will be principal at Chisholm Life Skills, replacing Joyce vonEhrenkrook, who is retiring.

▪ Jamie Allison, principal at Irving, will be principal at OK Elementary, replacing Dana Matheny, who is leaving the district. Matheny will be principal at Meadowlark Elementary in Andover.

▪ Heather Vincent, principal at Franklin Elementary, will be principal at Irving.

▪ Susanne Smith, executive director of curriculum and instruction design, will be principal at Franklin. Smith’s current position is one of 14.6 positions being eliminated in that department due to budget cuts, said district spokeswoman Susan Arensman.

▪ Julie Scott, assistant principal at Kensler Elementary, will become principal following the recent death of that school’s leader, Kimberly Pruitt.

▪ Greg Kohlman, principal at the Juvenile Detention Facility, will be principal at Gateway. Current principal Steve Holbrook will be reassigned, Arensman said.

Suzanne Perez Tobias: 316-268-6567, @suzannetobias