Following an expansive search for talent and experience, the Affton School District Board of Education on Tues., May 19, approved the hiring of Jonathan Langhans as Assistant Principal for Affton High School for the 2015-2016 school year.
“Affton High welcomes Jonathan Langhans to the position of assistant principal. Mr. Langhans brings over 15 years of teacher leader and administrative experience with professional development, special education, alternative learning options and community building to Affton High School,” said Dr. Susan Jackson, principal. “With his approachable demeanor, the freshmen and sophomores will have a smooth transition with Mr. Langhans as their principal. I am sure Jon will be an asset to our administrative team, as well as to our district.”
Langhans has served as Dean of Students and Teacher Leader for the Francis Howell School District since 2008. In addition to his administrative experience, Langhans taught special education and social studies at alternative school programs, as well as a K-12 physical education teacher, for ten years. He earned a bachelor of science in physical education at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., as well as a master of arts in educational administration from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. Langhans is currently working toward earning a doctorate in education administration from Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo.
“I am excited about building relationships with the staff, students and parents, and look forward to the high expectations Affton High School staff holds for students,” said Langhans. “I am proud to be part of a team where I can help prepare students for transitioning into the next phase of life, and where the community supports the mission and vision for children. It is an honor.”
Langhans and his wife, Alicia, have two daughters, Ava, 8, and Naomi, 6, who are excited daddy will be closer to home.
Langhans will begin serving as assistant principal at Affton High School on July 1. He will work with students in grades nine and 10 alongside current assistant principal Timothy Luecke, who will work with students in grades 11 and 12, and principal Dr. Susan Jackson.