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Dr. Mike Hester

Wrong Dr. Mike Hester?

Hays High School Principal

Phone: (785) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.com
Local Address: Wichita, Kansas, United States
USD 489
323 W 12Th
Hays, Kansas 67601
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • doctorate
    Wichita State University
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When Hays High School ...
hdnews.net, 16 May 2013 [cached]
When Hays High School Principal Mike Hester announced in March of 2012 he would retire at the end of this school year, he had hoped to continue a career in education in another state.
He found a job he liked well enough in Kansas to change his mind about retiring.
Hester, after 13 years at HHS, has accepted a job as general director of secondary education for Topeka USD 501, the equivalent to assistant superintendent in the Hays school district. His hiring was to be announced at Thursday's Board of Education meeting in Topeka.
"I had some business options if I didn't find what I wanted in education," Hester said. "But I was pursuing education. That's my first love, where my heart is."
Hester was eligible to retire under the KPERS "85 plan," which is years of service plus age equal to 85. So he thought about retiring and continuing in an education career in Missouri. Hester, 56, has spent the past 30 years in education.
He and his wife, Peggy, had made the decision to live within an hour of Kansas City, either in Missouri or Kansas. They were moving from Hays to be nearer Peggy's mom.
"We were trying to get back east, 30 minutes from my mother-in-law, and we have 30, 40 family members in the Kansas City area," he said.
Marty Straub, longtime assistant principal at Hays High, was named as Hester's replacement last spring, but Hester, who has a doctorate, was unsure of his future.
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Hester, who will be in charge of five public high schools and six middle schools in USD 501, is planning to attend district graduation ceremonies Saturday in Topeka.
Hays High School Principal ...
www.hdnews.net, 13 Mar 2012 [cached]
Hays High School Principal Mike Hester announced his retirement this week, but it won't be until after next year.
His retirement announcement was part of the personnel transactions portion of the Hays USD 489 Board of Education meeting Monday. Hester's last day will be June 28, 2013.
"This is a year away, but I hope that my early notice will give the district and my family some long-range planning advantages and opportunities," Hester said in a statement sent to The Hays Daily News.
"I have always been dedicated to doing the best things for the students and staff of Hays High School and USD 489. I am totally committed to making the leadership transition a smooth and efficient one. I am so proud of the body of work that we all have accomplished together for student learning and achievement."
Hester has worked for USD 489 for the past 13 years.
"I want to say thank you to the HHS students, parents, staff, RAC administration, Hays community and the Board of Education for their history of support and the 13 wonderful years that you have allowed me to be a part of this district," Hester said in the statement. Â "We have some tough challenges ahead for this next year, and I look forward to creating new and exciting solutions with everyone to 'Be What's Next.' "
For more information regarding this ...
www.usd489.com, 24 Feb 2008 [cached]
For more information regarding this position, please contact Mike Hester, Hays High School Principal, mhester@usd489.com or (785) 623-2600.
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Mike HesterHays High Principal2300 East 13th Streetmhester@usd489.com785-623-2600
Download the USD 489 Certificated Application
MICHAEL L. HESTER ...
hsn.live.mediaspanonline.com, 9 Nov 2008 [cached]
MICHAEL L. HESTER
Hays High School Principal, USD 489
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Hester must think the Hutch school district is going to have an opening this spring.
BILL
Sour grapes : 11/10/2008 Hester said something nice about HHS and all you can do is stomp out the bitterness. Maybe it's time for you people to look into your own mirrior and take a big drink of your own sour life. Mr. Hester, Thanks for the great words.
E. Meyers
Funny : 11/10/2008 Great words? This guy is a dink plain and simple. And no, Michael we are not hiring.
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But I think Michael thinks sportsmanship is only for on the field.
The board also approved a request ...
hdnews.net, 21 May 2013 [cached]
The board also approved a request from Mike Hester, Hays High School principal, to withdraw his notice of retirement and resubmitting his resignation. Hester is taking an administrative posiiton in Topeka and will be replaced by current assistant principal Marty Straub at HHS.
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