New RLHS principal wants to restore pride

Published 1:18 am Saturday, August 29, 2015


New Red Level High School principal Randy McGlaun is excited to have the opportunity to make a difference in the school and the community.

“It’s been wonderful,” McGlaun said of his arrival at Red Level. “The kids have been very welcoming. The faculty, staff, parents and the community have all been welcoming. It’s great to be back at Red Level.”

McGlaun’s first teaching job was in 2005, when he was hired as a social studies teacher at Red Level. McGlaun has spent the past two years as the principal at Fleeta Junior High School. Before becoming the principal at Fleeta, McGlaun was the assistant principal at Pleasant Home.

McGlaun said that his main goal as principal is to continue to build pride in the school and the community.

“I want to put the pride back in the school,” McGlaun said. “The people in this community are very proud of it, and I want to strengthen that pride.”

As for the students, McGlaun said that he wants every one of them to know that they can achieve anything.

“I want to challenge the kids,” McGlaun said. “I want every child to know that they can achieve anything that they desire.”

One thing that McGlaun has already done is made a schedule change, now, like other schools, Red Level has an athletic period in the afternoon. The period is also for band and drama students.

McGlaun also said he would like to make as many upgrades to the facilities as they could. McGlaun spoke about some of the upgrades that have already been completed.

“As you come in the front door of the school, there was carpet there and now we have put in a new tile floor with a big ‘RL’ in front of the entrance,” He said. “That has been a big hit with the kids. They all seem to love it.”

The short time that school has been back in session has gone well, McGlaun said.

“These first few weeks have been great,” McGlaun said. “There is a sense of excitement in the school and in the community with football season upon us. The entire faculty, staff and teachers are excited to be here.”

Above all else, McGlaun stressed that he wanted to continue to grow the pride in the school and the community.

“The biggest thing is community spirit,” McGlaun said. “I want to build the pride of school and the community. In Red Level, everything revolves around the school, and it’s important to give the community something to take pride in.”

McGlaun said he has enjoyed the start of the year, and is ready to what the rest of it holds.

“It has just been a wonderful year so far,” McGlaun said. “It has been busy, but it has been great. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store.”