Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 19, 2019
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Justin Rasnick is the new principal at Sheridan Middle School. He replaces Alisa Gray, who was promoted to director of federal programs and curriculum for the Sheridan School District.

New principal loves Sheridan’s ‘small-town feel’

“Find a job that pays the bills, and then learn to love it,” is a philosophy former Dirty Jobs television host Mike Rowe has made somewhat famous. And it’s one that newly hired Sheridan Middle School Principal Justin Rasnick has come to adopt as his own. “Originally, I did not want to get into education,” Rasnick said. “[After I did my internship], I was struggling to figure out what I was going to do. “My buddy was working a temp job a... READ MORE

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