Shelby High School principal takes job at Kenowa Hills

August 5, 2023

Shelby High School principal takes job at Kenowa Hills

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SHELBY — Shelby High School Principal Zach Christian is leaving his post at Shelby to begin a new job as Kenowa Hills Middle School principal.

Christian took over in the fall of 2022 as Shelby High School principal for Mark Olmstead who was hired as the district’s superintendent.

“I will be middle school principal at Kenowa Hills, taking over for Jim Smith who took the same position at Newaygo middle school,” said Christian.

Prior to taking the job in Shelby, he worked as a Spanish teacher in Montague for 15 years. He and his family live in Spring Lake.

Christian posted the following message on Facebook:

Shelby Family, it is with pride and sadness that I inform you I will be taking a job in another district. As many of you know, I live in Spring Lake, and the commute to Shelby could be very taxing, especially in the winter. I was offered an administrative position at Kenowa Hills Middle School, which is 20 minutes from my house. I was not actively looking for a new position as Shelby is a wonderful district with fantastic community support.

I am sad because I had a great 2022-23 school year at SHS and will miss you all so much. I am proud, however, because we made huge strides with positive school culture and climate as well as academic achievement.

It is a tremendous blessing to have Superintendent Olmstead leading the district and I will be forever grateful he took a chance on me to guide SHS with no administrative experience. You will still see me at school events and I will help with the transition to new leadership.

All my love to the Shelby Community

Zach Christian

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