Posted Date: 10/19/2016
October is National School Principals Month and Andover is fortunate to have fantastic principals who have dedicated their lives to educating students.
Doug Carr is the assistant principal and athletic director for Andover Central High School. He has taught for 28 years and has been a principal for 19. His first job was teaching at Wichita North High School. Doug’s favorite subject in school was history. Knowing that he can have a positive impact on children motivates Doug and his favorite part of his job is working with great kids and teachers. Doug appreciates the attitude among students and couldn’t ask for kinder students.
Shelley Jonas is the principal of Prairie Creek Elementary. She has taught for six years and has been a principal for 20. Her first job was working concessions at a Wichita waterpark called Fantasea. Her favorite school subject was reading and history. Shelley is motivated by her family and wants them to always be proud of her. Her favorite part of her job is being around kids and watching them grow and learn. Shelley has a lot of fun at Prairie Creek; each day is different when working with students and it keeps it interesting and keeps her on her toes. Shelley’s favorite Andover initiative is technology integration, as it is a true enhancement for the curriculum.
Debra Regier is the principal at Andover Middle School. She has taught for 20 years and has been a principal for ten. Her first job was as a lifeguard and swimming lesson instructor. Her favorite subject is English. Debra is motivated by growth - both her personal and professional growth as well as the growth she sees in students and staff. Debra likes that every day is different in her job and enjoys seeing students become young adults during their time in middle school. Her favorite Andover initiative is the Project Lead the Way and Ramp Up to Readiness classes. These new initiatives are helping meet the needs of students by giving them opportunities to learn about new technology as well as ways they can be more successful both in school and in life.