Augusta Public Schools would like to congratulate Mr. Rick Rivera as he has been selected as the new Augusta High School Principal.
Mr. Rivera has been an administrator for the past five years at Augusta Middle School. Prior to his time at AMS he taught for 13 years in the high school setting. He taught dual credit classes, AP, Honors, and the AVID elective and was a member of the building leadership teams in his previous buildings. Mr. Rivera was also the coach of a State Championship high school wrestling team.
Recently, Mr. Rivera was named a 2019-20 Kansas Middle School Principal of the year for region 4. Mr. Rivera has been elected to the KSHSAA middle school/junior high board of directors and was recently selected by the Kansas Department of Education to take part in the State task force to establish guidelines to return to school safely in August as we navigate the pandemic. Mr. Rivera is also a national AVID Summer Institute presenter.
Mr. Rivera’s focus on instructional leadership, his desire to build lasting relationships with students, staff, and the community, as well as, his dedication to quality staff development, and his vision for AHS were all factors in him being selected for the position.