A familiar face in the Rock Creek school district is coming home to take over the Junior Senior High School. USD 323 Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam tells KMAN the school board unanimously voted last night in favor of Eric Koppes, currently the principal at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Manhattan.
“Mr. Koppes was a teacher Westmoreland Elementary School and Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School for several years prior to becoming a principal in Pamona and Manhattan/Ogden,” Stufflebeam said.
In addition to being personally familiar with the district, Koppes’ wife is currently a teacher in the district and has had other family members serve as teachers or administrators in USD 323.
“We really think Mr. Koppes is a great fit,” Stufflebeam said. “And we’re really excited that we were able to get such a wonderful leader for Rock Creek.”
Koppes was hired from an initial field of 20 candidates, which was narrowed down to three. He will be taking over from current Rock Creek Junior/Senior High Principal Dennis Post, who retires at the end of the school year.