The newly-hired principal at Oskaloosa High School says he’s looking forward to his new job. Jeff Kirby is currently director of innovative programs for Ottumwa Schools. He says he’s familiar with the Oskaloosa area.
“I’ve worked in Sigourney, actually, for 15 years. So I’m very familiar with Oskaloosa and like I said, my wife has worked there for almost 25 years. Yeah, we know the area well. One of the things I really miss about being a building principal is being around students. In my position right now I don’t get to interact with students very often and actually my interaction with teachers is fairly limited also to a certain extent. I’m just looking forward to day to day working with students and teachers again.”
Kirby was hired last week to succeed retiring Principal Stacy Bandy this summer.