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We are pleased to announce that we have hired two new members of the Center School District team. Principal Selection Committees, made up of teachers, staff, students, parents and administrators worked to review applications and interview candidates for both the Center High School and Center Middle School positions. With the approval of The Center School District Board of Education, Mr. Mark Wiegers, Ed. S, has been selected to lead Center High School and Dr. Fred Skretta has been chosen to lead Center Middle School as the new principal.

We are pleased to announce that we have hired two new members of the Center School District team. Principal Selection Committees, made up of teachers, staff, students, parents and administrators worked to review applications and interview candidates for both the Center High School and Center Middle School positions. With the approval of The Center School District Board of Education, Mr. Mark Wiegers, Ed. S, has been selected to lead Center High School and Dr. Fred Skretta has been chosen to lead Center Middle School as the new principal.

Both Principals will begin July 13, 2021. The Principal Selection Committee’s time and valued opinions were integral in the process of choosing a new building leader, so please join me in thanking the team including the students and parents who participated.  Conversations with students and parents afforded the review team an opportunity to observe important candidate interactions.  

Mr. Wiegers is currently serving as a principal at Harrisonville High School in Harrisonville, MO. Prior to his position in Harrisonville, Mr. Wiegers worked as a principal at Cameron High School.

Previous to administration, Mr. Wiegers taught Social Studies/Science in the Independence School District, North Kansas City School District, Weld County, and Warrensburg School District. He also coached both men’s and women’s soccer and men’s tennis. Mr. Wiegers received his BSE in Secondary Education Social Studies, MSE in Curriculum and Instruction, and ED. S in Secondary Administration from the University of Central Missouri. 

He is married with eight children and shared with the interview committee, “he is looking forward to establishing a truly collaborative culture among teachers, students, parents, and the Center community.”

Dr. Skretta most recently served as Principal of Central Middle School in the Kansas City Kansas School District. Prior to transitioning into his recent role, Dr. Skretta served as Principal of Belton High School in the Belton School District and Oak Park High School in the North Kansas City School District. He has also served as Assistant Principal at Liberty High School, as well as an instructional coach and a secondary Spanish and Social Studies teacher.

Dr. Skretta earned a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska. He earned a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Kansas. He also received his Certificate in Specialization, Ed. S., and his Doctor of Education, (Ed.D.) from the University of Nebraska.

Dr. Skretta shared with the committee his commitment to “continue fostering our strong sense of family at CMS, doing all we can to advocate for our students and ensure they are achieving the highest levels of learning.”

Please help us in welcoming both Mr. Mark Wiegers and Dr. Fred Skretta to the Center School District Family. A meet and greet with students and parents will be scheduled before school begins on August 23, 2021.