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USD 270 Hires New High School Principal.

With high school principal, Mrs. Gehring, moving up into the superintendent position, the school board started taking applications for the high school principal position. Many people applied for this position including high school science teacher, Mr. Krob. After interviewing and discussing about a couple applicants, the school board decided to award Mr. Krob with the job. Student Amy Casey interviewed Mr. Krob about his new job. Here is what he had to say.


Q1: How long have you been teaching and where are all the places you have taught?

A1: This is my 21st year teaching. I taught 3 years at Oakley High School and I have been at Plainville for 18 years.

Q2: When did you decide to become a teacher and what influenced you to do so?

A2: I decided to become a teacher my senior year of high school. (I chose it to mainly coach football.) I chose to teach science because it is interesting and always changing.

Q3: What subjects do you teach?

A3: I teach Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and BioMedical Innovations (when it is offered).

Q4: Have you ever been a coach?

A4: Yes

If so, what sport(s) did/do you coach?

A5: In Oakley, I coached 2 years as an assistant track coach and 3 years as an assistant high school football coach. In Plainville, I have coached golf for 18 years, cross country for four years, and head junior high football coach for nine years.

Q6: What are the top three things you have learned from your teaching/coaching experiences?

A6: -If you have a class or team of hard workers, it is possible to accomplish great things.

     -Be fair/honest and consistent. Teenagers can spot a phony a mile away.

     -Tomorrow always offers a chance for improvement.

Q7: What made you decide to get your administrative degree?

A7: I felt it was time for new challenges. As far as taking the position at PHS, I felt it was an opportunity to provide leadership and stability to the school and community that my family has been a part of for the past 18 years.

Q8: What are some of your plans that you have for the school’s future?

A8: We have a number of programs in their infancy or still in the planning stages that I believe will only improve what is already a great educational experience we offer at PHS. I would like to see these programs developed and utilized for the benefits of the students. I don’t believe in making changes just to be making changes. If there is a need to make a change in an area that will benefit our school, then a change will be made.

Q9: What is your main concern about being principal next year?

A9: There is a lot more to being a principal than just handling discipline. I think my biggest concern is getting a grasp on the various aspects of the position. Next year will definitely be a learning experience, but I am excited about the opportunity.

Q10: Will you continue coaching once you become principal?

A10: I would like to continue coaching. However, if I feel it will affect my performance as principal or affect the quality of coaching in the golf program, then I will step away from it. It is something that we will look at logistically this spring.

Q11: Do you have any pets?

A11: I have two dogs and three cats.

Q12: If so, what are their names?

A12: My dogs’ names are Lizzie and Belle. My cats’ names are Max, PJ, and Pika.

Q13: What are your children's’ names and how old are they?

A13: Parker is 14 and Peyton is 9 years old.

Q14: How long have you been married to Mrs. Krob?

A14: Too long (joking). 18 years+.

Q15: What are some activities you enjoy doing outside of school?

A15: I enjoy golfing, hunting, antique cars, and fishing.

Q16: Where is your favorite vacation spot?

A16: We have gone to Colorado Springs a few times. I guess that would be it.

Q17: What is your dream car?

A17: Any muscle car from 1968 to 1972.

Q18: What are your plans after retirement?

A18: I don’t see myself ever truly retiring. I always have to be doing something. You might want to ask me in a few years though.

Q19:If they made a movie about your life, what would it be called?

A19: I know a group of former students would call it “The Man, The Myth, The Legend.” I, myself, would call it “This Movie is Still Untitled.”

Q20:What actor would play your role in this movie?

A20: I would play myself because I wouldn’t want someone else to screw it up.


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