LHS Names Two New Administrators
KSCB News - May 11, 2016 2:17 pm
Media Release: New Administrators at LHS (2016-17 SY)
Liberal High School is pleased to announce the addition of two new administrators for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Clarinda Weatherwax will be joining the administrative team as the new assistant principal/athletic director, and Jason McAfee will serve as an assistant principal. Both come to LHS with experience in administration in USD 480 as well as other professional experiences that will be invaluable to the LHS administrative team.
Clarinda Weatherwax comes to Liberal High School having coached basketball, volleyball, and softball at both the high school and middle school levels. Her passion for athletics has been a driving factor throughout her career, causing her to pursue a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration, which she completed in December of 2013. Additionally, Weatherwax holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management, along with Masters degrees in Education for both Administration and Integrated Social Studies. Prior to coming to Liberal, Weatherwax served as a teacher and coach in Rawlins, Wyoming, where she was recognized as the District Teacher of the Year in 2008.
“I am honored to work in a community with such rich traditions of excellence in their athletic programs. It is clear the community supports its Redskins through and through”, says Weatherwax. “I look forward to working alongside coaches, student-athletes, parents, and community members to continue building on the recent successes of the programs and maintaining the high standards that LHS Athletics has historically shown.”
Jason McAfee, a 1992 alumnus of Liberal High School, returns to his alma mater after 19 years in education. His experience in administration includes five years as a building administrator and three years as the Human Resources/Public Relations Director for USD 480. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in Building Leadership as well as a District Leadership Endorsement from Fort Hays State University.
Shiloh Vincent, principal at Liberal High School says that he is excited to welcome both administrators to the team. “Both Ms. Weatherwax and Mr. McAfee bring outstanding qualities to the table that will help Liberal High School continue to become better every day. Ms. Weatherwax brings an enthusiasm and mindset for Redskin athletics and activities that will help us to expand upon the success that we are currently having. While Mr. McAfee is an exceptional educational leader with a strong work ethic and commitment to student success, who will no doubt impact LHS in some big ways.”