Morford to be Olathe North Principal
May 4, 2012 ~ David Morford has been named principal at Olathe North High School beginning next school year. He will replace Connie Heinen who is retiring.
Morford has been principal at De Soto High School since 2004. Before that he spent eight years as a teacher, coach, activities director and associate principal at Winfield High School.
He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree at North Central University. He has a master's degree from Wichita State University and a bachelor's degree from Bethel College.
"It was a difficult decision to leave De Soto High School as it is a special place and having been there for eight years I was very immersed in the school, school community, and culture," Morford said. "However, the opportunity at Olathe North, the great tradition, the strong community, the number of students, the quality staff, as well as working in the great Olathe district, are all things that I find highly valuable and what I was looking for.
"My goal is to go in and help guide the school on the positive path that they are currently on. I look forward to meeting many people and building new relationships while working hard to continue the tradition of Olathe North as the great school that it already is."
Olathe School District officials are pleased Morford will be joining the district, as well.
"We are very happy to welcome him to Olathe North as principal with a recognized record of success in academics, activities, and community based school leadership," Executive Director of Human Resources Jim Payne said.