Hays High School Administrators

administrator picture for 2022-2023

Assistant Principal Becky Hickert (email)

Assistant Principal Fred Winter (email)

Assistant Principal/Activities Director Lance Krannawitter (email)

Principal Shawn Henderson (email)

Administrator Biographies


Shawn Henderson

Education: Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Wichita State University; Master of Science in Educational Administration from Emporia State University  

Experience: 22 years in education
Wichita Independent - 1 year as band director
Scott Community High School/Middle School - 8 years as band director
Ellinwood Middle/High School - 4 years as principal
Fort Hays State University - 4 years as Director of Field Experiences for College of Education
Russell High School - 2 years as principal
Hays High School - 3 years as principal

Family: Married to Marie; has two children    (Mallory and Nate)

Assistant Principal

Becky Hickert

Education: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Life Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University; Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education - Mathematics from Kansas State University; Graduate Certificate in Statistics from Kansas State University; Masters of Science in School Counseling and Building Leadership from Fort Hays State University

Experience: 18 years in education
Junction City High School - 6 years as math teacher; 6 years as school counselor for Science, Engineering, and Technology Academy; 1 year as coordinator of post-secondary programs; 2 years as academy principal for Business and Information Technology Academy
Hays High School - 3 years as assistant principal

Family: Married to Tim; has two sons (Owen and Preston)

Assistant Principal/Activities Director

Lance Krannawitter

Education: Bachelors degree and Masters degree from FHSU

Experience: 30 years in education
Russell Elementary School - student teacher
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 technology teacher
Riley County Junior/Senior High School - 1 year as a science and technology teacher
Colby Elementary School/Colby Middle School - 7 years as K-5 Principal, 2 years as middle school Assistant Principal
Colby High School - 3 years as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Hays High School - 6 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: 27 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 Principal/Athletic Director
Hays High School/Westside - 4 years as special education teacher
Horton High School - 2 years as Principal
Hays High School - 5 years as Assistant Principal

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