West-Oak High School Principal to Retire

During a Tuesday faculty meeting at West-Oak High School, Kurt Kreuzberger announced his retirement as principal at the end of the current school year. Kreuzberger is currently in his 32nd year as an educator in the School District of Oconee County; 11 years as a social studies teacher and coach at Walhalla High School, 13 years as an assistant principal at Walhalla High School and the remaining 7.5 years as principal at West-Oak High School. Kreuzberger speaks fondly of the transition between the competing schools stating that, “Those who were once rivals very quickly became family. The staff and students of West-Oak are wonderful beyond words. It has been, and continues to be, my great honor and joy to serve as the principal of West-Oak High School, its students, teachers, staff, and community. I have been truly blessed.” Kreuzberger will complete the current school year before officially retiring. Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland said that Kreuzberger will be missed for his fierce loyalty to his teachers and students. “No matter what kind of decision Mr. Kreuzberger had to make, he always put his teachers and students first.” Dr. Thorsland went on to say that Mr. Kreuzberger would be missed greatly in the West-Oak community and across the district. The position of West-Oak High School principal for the 2018-19 school year will be posted shortly after the Christmas break.