A new principal will roam the halls at Frank V. Bergman Elementary next fall.
Haley Lawson was hired this week to succeed Stephen Koch, who is retiring in June. She was appointed Wednesday by the Manhattan-Ogden School Board. She currently serves as an Assistant Principal for Ross Elementary School in Topeka. She has also served as an administrative intern and 4th grade teacher at State Street Elementary School in Topeka.
“I look forward to partnering with staff, students, families and the community to continue to make Bergman the best place to learn while allowing students to chase their dreams! I can’t wait to return to the Bergman family,” she said.
Lawson received bachelor’s degrees from Kansas State and a master’s degree from the University of Kansas. During her undergrad work, she served as a student intern at Bergman and has familiarity with the school.
“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Haley Lawson as principal of Frank V. Bergman Elementary School,” said Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade. “The interview committee was impressed by Ms. Lawson’s understanding of educational issues and her ability to articulate a vision for success that includes students, parents, staff and community members.”
Lawson will start with the district July 1.