School: Thorp H.S. - New Principal/Athletic Director (Hass - 2016)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 8/03/2016
THS Welcomes New Principal & Athletic Director (Hass - 2016)
Thorp School District Welcomes New High School Principal
Congratulations William Hass, for being hired on as the new High School Principal and Athletic Director. As a fellow new member to the community, I welcome you and look forward to seeing what you bring to this community and her children.
William Hass was born in Antigo, Wisconsin. He is married to Mary Hass, who worked at Advanced Physical Therapy in Shawano. On top of his new responsibilities with the Thorp School District, William is also a proud fulltime father of five children: Dustin, a football coach at Carthage University; Zachary, who is in his last year of a Doctorate in Sports Statistics; Emily, a 7th grade social studies teacher in Oshkosh; Milly, a junior at Marquette University, pursuing a Bachelors degree in digital media; and Hannah, a junior in high school who hopes to go to UW-Madison so that she can become an astronaut.
As far as Mr. Hass’ education goes, he received his undergraduate degree from UW-River Falls, a Master’s from UW-Platteville, and his principal’s license was obtained online through Lamar University in Texas. With the above-mentioned degrees, William pursued a career in education starting as a football coach and athletic director. He quickly transitioned to a discipline officer, and finally to principal. He partially credits his career to his wife’s influence, as her father is a school superintendent.
Believe it or not, William does, in fact, manage to find time for a hobby or two. In his free time, he likes to go out into nature, hunting, trout fishing, playing golf, and cutting firewood for his parents. More recently he has taken up an interest in learning to play Sheepshead.
He does not stop there either. In the past, he has worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, participated in his community on the library board, city council, and local church boards, all things he says he is also interested in doing again as opportunities arise in Thorp. When asked if he had anything to say to the people Thorp he said this: “I look forward to working with the people of Thorp. Everyone I have had the chance to meet has been very welcoming and respectful. The kids have been great, and I can’t wait to start working with them this school year.”
As a fellow recent transplant to this community, I would like to say welcome to Thorp William Hass, and I look forward to working with you on projects with the Courier.
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