Taylorville Junior High Principal Kirk Kettelkamp has been educating kids in the community for 33 years. This year, however, will be his last after turning in his letter to retire at the November Taylorville School Board meeting. He, along with TJHS assistant principal Beth Vincent are both retiring after this school year.
Kettelkamp says the thing he will miss most is the day-to-day interaction with the kids.
Kettelkamp says he hopes the new administrative team comes in and sees a lot of things they like about the educational process at TJHS, but that fresh ideas are always good and will come with new leadership.
Kettelkamp says once retirement comes, he’s going to take life day by day.
Kettelkamp says in his 33 years, the one thing that has surprisingly changed the least is how to educate kids.