The Valley Heights Board of Education hired a new Junior-Senior High Principal in a special meeting on May 21 after Don Potter resigned earlier this year, effective July 31. He will become principal of an intermediate school in Neodesha on August 1. Shelly Swayne of Solomon was hired. She has been principal at Solomon High School since 2010. Prior to that she was assistant principal at Andover High School, and principal at Alamosa High School in Colorado, North Park Junior-Senior High, also in Colorado, and Morland Schools in western Kansas. She is a graduated of Bethany College and Fort Hays State University where she received her Master of Science and Education Administration.