Hays High School Administrators

Assistant Principal Fred Winter (email)

Assistant Principal John Linn (email)

Prinicipal Martin Straub (email)

Assistant Principal/Activities Director Lance Krannawitter (email)




Administrator Biographies

Principal

Martin Straub

Education: Bachelors degree from Fort Hays State University; Masters degree from Wichita State University

Experience: 37 years in education (8 years parochial / 29 years public)
Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School - 8 years as a social studies teacher, coach, and Athletic Director for 1.5 years
Derby High School - 2 years as Associate Principal
Hays High School - 27 years with 19 years as Assistant Principal and 8 years as Principal

Family: Married to Mary (Bruggeman) Straub; has three daughters (Stacia, Allie, and Arin); has two son-in-laws (Matt and Justin); and has two grandsons (Hudson and Cohen)

Assistant Principal

John Linn

Education: Bachelors degree in Business Education from FHSU; Masters degree in Educational Administration from FHSU

Experience: 33 years in education
Bucklin High School - 13 years as a business teacher, coach, and Athletic Director
Bonner Springs High School - 1 year as business teacher and coach
Victoria High School - 6 years as business teacher and coach; 5 years as Principal/Athletic Director
Royal Valley Middle School - 5 years as Principal
Hays High School - 3 years as Assistant Principal

Family: Married to Sonya; has one son (Derek) and one daughter (Erika)

Assistant Principal/Activities Director

Lance Krannawitter

Education: Bachelors degree and Masters degree from FHSU

Experience: 26 years in education
US Peace Corps - 2 years as a volunteer teacher in Tanzania, Africa
Seoul, South Korea - 1 year as an ELL teacher and 1 year as an ELL textbook editor
Lucas/Luray Elementary School - 8 years as a math, science, and techology teacher
Riley County Junior/Senior High School - 1 year as a science and technology teacher
Colby Elementary School - 7 years as K-5 Prinicipal
Colby High School - 3 years as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Hays High School - 3 years as Assistant Principal/Activities Director

Family: Married to Miran; has two children (Erin and Jason)

Assistant Principal

Fred Winter

Education: Bachelors degree from Tabor College; Masters degree in School Leadership from Baker University

Experience: 24 years in education
Wallace County Schools - 3 years as K-8 health/PE teacher
Jewell Schools - 3 years as K-12 health/PE and Government/U.S. History teacher
Horton High School - 4 years as 9-12 health/PE/strength teacher
Valley Center - 4 years as 7-9 health/PE/weights teacher
Natoma High School - 1 year as Prinicpal/Athetic Director
Hays High School/Westside - 4 years as special education teacher
Horton High School - 2 years as Principal
Hays High School - 2 years as Assistant Principal

Family: Married to Charice; has four children (Maddux, Connor, Avery, Zoe)

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