New AP Enjoys First Few Weeks of School


Veronica Butler

New Assistant Principal Ryan Race talks with Principal Joey McQueen during B Lunch yesterday.

Veronica Butler, Online Editor

Philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said, “Things do not change, we change.”

For former coach, math teacher and interventionist Ryan Race, there has been a change in his job, but his focus remains the same: the students of this school.

Race has moved to a new position of leadership and has become the assistant principal following the departure of former Assistant Principal Donna LeJeune.

As I am moving into this new role, I am most looking forward to being able to help the students in a new way through leadership,” Race said.

Race has taught AP Calculus, Honors Pre-Calculus, regular Pre-Calculus, and SAT/ACT Prep classes, as well as being the Response to Intervention Coordinator and Assistant Testing Coordinator.

“I have taught almost every math class there is,” Race said. “I was the men’s soccer coach here. Previously, I have coached men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, track, and lacrosse.”

Principal Joey McQueen had already been talking to Race about becoming assistant principal after LeJeune decided to go to a different school.

“One thing led to another, and I became the assistant principal,” Race said.

Race said his first few weeks as an assistant principal have been great.

“I am very proud to be part of this team and still be part of the school and community,” he said.