>Home >About Us >History >School Principals

School Principals

Midland (and its predecessor schools) have had many principals over the years. The following list goes back to 1943, and covers four schools:

Midland Adventist Academy 
(1997-present)
6915 Maurer Road
Shawnee, KS

New Haven SDA School / Overland Park SDA School
(1956-1970)
87th & Riggs
Overland Park, KS

Midland Adventist School 
(1970-1997)
6915 Maurer Road
Shawnee, KS

Kansas City Church School / Kansas City Intermediate
(1943-1970)
1110 N. 18th Street
Kansas City, KS

 Items of interest

  • The New Haven and Kansas City schools merged in 1970 to form Midland Adventist School
  • Gary Kruger (MAA), Iris Darrell (KCC), and Mary Wakefield (KCC) share the longest tenure for a principal at six years
  • The average length of a principal's service at one of these four schools is 2 1/2 years
  • Joseph Schnell was principal at the KC Church School for three years, then became New Haven's principal for one
  • Don Hoskinson was principal of the New Haven school in 1969, then became principal of Midland after the merger
  • Mary Wakefield is the only name on the list to serve two separate terms (1945-1951 and 1956-1967)
  • Midland moved from it's Overland Park location to Maurer in 1980

Midland Adventist Academy

New Haven SDA School

Richard Young
Dan Kittle
Randy Bovee
Trudy Hoffman
Gary Kruger
Teryl Loeffler
Robert Stevenson

2018-present
2016-2018
2012-2016
2008-2012
2002-2008
1999-2002
1997-1999

Dan Hoskinson
Joseph Schnell
Kenneth Fair
Clarence Gladden
Glendon Sibley
Melvin Ward

1969-1970
1968-1969
1966-1968
1963-1966
1961-1963
1956-1961

 

Midland Adventist School

Kansas City Church School

Gary Philpott
Mark Haynal
John McCoy
Greg Gerard
Gwynn Carey
Ralph Hollenbeck
Allan Sather
Dennis Brown
Duane Lemon
Dan Hoskinson

 1992-1997
 1988-1992
 1986-1988
 1984-1986
 1980-1984
 1978-1980
 1976-1978
 1974-1976
 1971-1974
 1970-1971

Richard Swanson
Joseph Schnell
William West, Jr.
Iris Darrell
Inez Grossman*
Mary Wakefield*
Note 1
Note 2
Howard Sinclair*
Melba Winfrey*
Mary Wakefield*
Grace Halsey*
Mrs. G. Dahlberg*

1968-1970
1965-1968
1964-1965
1958-1964
1957-1958
1956-1957
1955-1956
1953-1955
1952-1953
1951-1952
1945-1951
1944-1945
1943-1944

 

Note 1: Mrs C.D. Adams OR Mr. C.D. Adams OR Milford Brown
Note 2: Mr. C.D. Adams AND Mrs. C.D. Adams
* no principal - only one teacher
 

Share this: