CHS principal will leave his post

Thursday, January 28, 2010

After seven years of solid leadership, Brad Hanson has announced he will be resigning his post as Cassville High School principal to accept the position of director at the Southwest Area Career Center in Monett.

Hanson was hired for the position at last week's Monett School Board meeting, and this Thursday night, the Cassville School Board will meet in special session to accept his resignation and discuss a plan for finding his replacement.

"Brad has done a wonderful job in the roles he has handled while in the employ of Cassville R-IV," said Cassville Superintendent Jim Orrell. "While he's been high school principal, he's made it a focus to work on student performance.

"Brad has also placed an emphasis on professional development and encouraged teachers to make use of technology, all of which has been directed at improving student performance," added Orrell. "Our (students' test) scores are reflective of these changes. Our students are doing very well comparably to other schools in the state and the nation."

Under Hanson's tenure as principal, Cassville High School has been recognized as a Bronze Award winner by the "U.S. News and World Report," an honor achieved by only a small percentage of schools nationwide. CHS has received that award for the past two years.

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