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Dorst Named MHS Principal

Post Date:03/20/2019 6:45 PM

Michael DorstMr. Michael Dorst has been named the principal of Manhattan High School. Dorstcurrently serves as an assistant principal at Manhattan High School. He has served in that role since 2008. Prior to that, he was the high school principal in West Franklin USD 287. He started his career as a Physical Education, Math, Health and Woodshop teacher in Osawatomie, KS. He has a B.A. from Bethany College and a M.A. from Baker University. He is completing his District Leadership endorsement from Fort Hays State University this spring. 


“I’ve been fortunate to be part of Manhattan High School for the past 11 years,” states Dorst. “I’m honored to have this opportunity, and I look forward to working with our amazing students, staff, families, and community in our continued growth as a great school.”


“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Dorst as Principal of Manhattan High School,” states Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade. “Mr. Dorst has extensive high school administrative experience and a solid understanding of how current topics in education have relevance for the continued success of MHS and our students. I am confident there will be a smooth transition in leadership from Mr. Hoyt to Mr. Dorst. We are fortunate that both are respected professionals who have already demonstrated consistent dedication to the students, staff, families and everyone associated with Manhattan High School.” 


Dorst will begin his new position on July 1, 2019. Current Manhattan High School principal Greg Hoyt announced his retirement during the Fall of 2018.

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