Mr. John Roush, High School Principal

Dr. J.R. Roush

Western High School Principal

Dear Western Family,

It is an honor and privilege to introduce myself as the new principal at Western High School. I am truly excited to become part of a community, which has already given me such a warm welcome. The staff, students, and families have demonstrated this school is the focal point of the community and a unique and amazing place to serve, learn and work. I am truly humbled to be a part of the Western family.

I am entering my 32nd year in the education field. I have served in leadership roles as an elementary, middle, and high school principal as well as a college dean for 23 or so years and the remainder as a K-12 teacher and university professor in the school of education.

A little more on the personal side; I have an Angus-based cow/calf operation and sell freezer beef to restaurants and individuals. I spend most of my time baling, selling and hauling hay and straw along with enjoying the newest addition to our family my grandson, who is the 7th generation to be a part of the farm. I enjoy sports, but my son and daughter are grown and married now, so I will now transition to cheering on the Western Indians!

Western is by far the most student-centered organization I have ever had the privilege of being a part of. Before officially accepting the position, I met with many students from the class of 2024 this spring. This group of amazing young men and women helped fully convince me how amazing this district is. This district is a special place to learn and thrive, and more opportunities are on the horizon…stay tuned.

Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any questions or concerns you might have.

“You didn’t come this far, just to come this far. You came this far so you could be strong enough to go further!”

I count it a privilege to help all of you go further.

WE are Western!


J.R. Roush