Chip Stutzman

The New Haven School Board announced the selection of Chip Stutzman as the principal of New Haven High School and New Haven Middle School.

Stutzman, who is replacing current Principal Josh Hoener, will assume the position Aug. 1.

Hoener recently was hired as superintendent of the New Haven School District.

Stutzman has served as the principal of Hermann Middle School for the past six years. He also has served as the high school assistant principal, A+ coordinator, social studies teacher, head football coach, and head softball coach during his 16 years in the Gasconade County R-I School District.

“Our committee was very impressed with Mr. Stutzman during the interview process where he was selected from a strong pool of candidates,” Hoener said. “I have witnessed his rapport with students for many years and have always admired his ability to find success in every position he has held. I have confidence that he will build on our tradition and be an asset to our students and staff.”

Stutzman said he is excited to join the New Haven Shamrock family.

“I am familiar with the school, community and the high expectations,” he said. “I look forward to the challenge of upholding the tradition of excellence that has been established (there).”