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Bryan Stamm is the new principal of Waynesboro High School. Photo taken Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Bryan Stamm is used to being at Waynesboro High School, but this coming year will be a bit different.

Stamm, the school’s assistant principal, is replacing Tim Teachey as principal effective July 1. The change in administration comes after Teachey, who has been the principal of Waynesboro High School since 2008, begins his new position as the school division’s director of instruction.

“It’s exciting,” Stamm said. “You get a little nervous because it’s a jump. I’m happy to do it here. We have a great staff. I’m excited to work with people I’ve had a relationship with for four years.”

Stamm has been WHS’s assistant principal for four years. Before, he was the assistant principal of Westwood Hills Elementary School in Waynesboro and taught at Riverheads High School for seven years.

He plans to work with assistant principal Kendra Jones and talk about ideas with the high school’s staff to see what is working well and what could be done differently.

“Tim did a great job; I’m excited to build on his work,” Stamm said.

Teachey is helping Stamm transition into the principal job as Teachey transitions into the director of instruction position.

Stamm is excited to come into the new school year with a different perspective.

“I like our kids,” he said. “They have a lot to offer. They all bring something different to the table.”

Stamm is originally from Hawaii. He now resides in Waynesboro with his wife and 11-year-old son who will be attending Kate Collins Middle School this coming year. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, spending time with their animals and softball.

Jeff Cassell, Waynesboro superintendent, said in a release that Stamm has proven his ability to build relationships in previous roles. Cassell complimented his organization and self-motivation.

“Mr. Stamm will continue to provide our students, teachers and the community of Waynesboro High School with a focus on student achievement, accountability and strong communication,” Cassell said.

Stamm looks forward to beginning the new chapter with students in August.

“Between construction and leadership changes, [we need to] be ready in August and make sure we don’t miss a beat,” he said.

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