Ruppenthal Middle School Principal
Graduate of Sylvan Unified High School 1978
Graduate of Fort Hays State University 1982 (Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education)
Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Hays State University in 1982
Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Fort Hays State Univesity 2005
Multi Tier System of Support pilot program in Reading and Behavior for mid level schools 2008 and these programs continue to this day.
I started teaching at Ruppenthal Middle School in the fall of 2001. I have been with the school disctric for the past 17years, 5 years as a teacher in the Industrial Technology curriculum and 12 years as the building administrator.
My past experience includes 18 years of teaching at Scott Community High School as the Drafting and Woodworking instructor and also as a baseball and football coach.
I am married to Margaret Walter since 1981 and have been blessed with 4 children. Ben the oldest is a School Psychologist in the Wichita School district and is married to Dru who is a Special Education teacher/administrator also in the Wichita school district and they have three children. Britney the second child is a 5-12 music educator in the Smoky Valley school district and is married to Alan who adjuct professor at Bethany College in Lindsborg and they have one child. Bailee the second daughter is co-owner with her husband Connor of a successful landscape company in Wichita Ks. Brennan the youngest child is starting his doctorate program at KU Medical School in Kansas City in the Audiology program.
I enjoy traveling, watching collegiate football and baseball games and also like to attend auctions seeking antiques from the early 1900's