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By Jeremy Burnham

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS principal Kevin Terris

Terris uses the skills he developed as an athletic director to lead as the principal at LRHS

Series: Teacher Profile | Story 13

Last updated 10/17/2019 at 10:43am

Journal photo by Brandon Cline

Kevin Terris during the 2019 Lind-Ritzville High School graduation ceremony. Terris is in his second year as principal at LRHS, after being a teacher, assistant principal and athletic director in the Tonasket School District.

Kevin Terris has just started his second year as principal of Lind-Ritzville High School, but he has been in education for longer than that. Much longer.

"This is my 24th year in public education," Terris said.

Terris started his career as a social studies and language arts teacher at the high school level. After about a decade of that, he became an athletic director and assistant principal. Then, 14 years later, he was hired by LRHS to be its new principal.

A long career in education is not what Terris had planned in high school though.

"I wanted to be an accountant," Terris said. "I was...

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