Harrisonville School District names new high school principal

kschwers@kcstar.comJune 9, 2017 

Mark Wiegers

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The Harrisonville School District announced Friday that Mark Wiegers will become the new principal at Harrisonville High School.

The school district said Wiegers will be replacing Jason Eggers, who will become the district’s new assistant superintendent for human resources and operations. The hiring of the new high school principal was approved by the school board in a closed session on Thursday, according to district spokeswoman Jill Filer.

Wiegers comes to Harrisonville from Cameron, located about 35 miles east of St. Joseph. Wiegers has served as principal of Cameron High School for three years within a district of more than 1,700 students. Prior to becoming principal at Cameron, Wiegers was the assistant principal for two years.

Earlier in his career, Wiegers taught science and social studies for 16 years in the Warrensburg, North Kansas City and Independence school districts.

Wiegers has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and an education specialist degree in secondary administration from the University of Central Missouri.

He is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, and has served on the board for the Cameron Chamber of Commerce.

Wiegers is married and has four children.

Wiegers is set to start in his new role July 1.

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