Staff pays tribute to Associate Principal Russ Uhing

Staff pays tribute to Associate Principal Russ Uhing

Interview by Jasmine Shirley Teachers and staff who came to the Staff Appreciation celebration during A lunch got to see Associate Principal Russ Uhing whose last day at LHS is today. Uhing has taken a position at LPSDO as Director of  Student Services. In honor of his years at LHS, staff members dressed in traditional

Teachers and staff in the Athletic Conference room for the Staff Appreciation Lunch provided by Asian Caucus members, cheer for Associate Principal Russ Uhing whose last day is today, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Teachers dressed in khaki pants and blue shirts and ties (Uhing’s typical wardrobe) in honor of him. Uhing, however, chose a red shirt instead.

Interview by Jasmine Shirley

Teachers and staff who came to the Staff Appreciation celebration during A lunch got to see Associate Principal Russ Uhing whose last day at LHS is today. Uhing has taken a position at LPSDO as Director of  Student Services. In honor of his years at LHS, staff members dressed in traditional Uhing garb – khaki pants, and a blue shirt and tie. Uhing, however, chose today to wear a red shirt.

“Students and staff have been very nice since it was announced that I was leaving,” Uhing said. “It’s really difficult for me to leave Lincoln High.”

“I will miss the day to day interactions that you have with so many people on a daily basis and all of the relationships you’ve built with students and staff. Those are really special, and that’s why I got into education in the first place,” Uhing said.

Uhing also has fond memories of his 10 years of coaching. “I have a lot of great memories of student athletes and coaches that I worked with.”

Uhing started at LHS in 1991 as a business teacher, then became and instructional coordinator for 10 years. He spent the last 5 years as an associate principal.

“I never really planned on leaving, it’s just that this was an opportunity that I was really interested in and professionally I thought it was a good opportunity for me, so it’s something I pursued,” Uhing said.

Sciene teacher Geneé Handley (left) does her impersonation of Russ Uhing during the Staff Appreciation Lunch in the Athletic Conference Room Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Science teacher Malinda Burk (right) paricipated in the dress up day as well.

“I absolutely love being here, and I love our kids, and I love the staff that I work with, and it’s really difficult for me to leave. I’m really looking forward to my new job, but it’s really been an

emotional week for me, knowing that I’m going to leave after so long,” Uhing added.

Uhing will be missed by students and staff alike.

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  • greg keller
    November 11, 2011, 3:39 pm

    Thanks for everything, Mr. Uhing. Good luck in your new position.

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