Parsons takes over reins of CMR


Photo by Carli Dieruf

Kerry Parsons stands ready to lead CMR as its sixth principal.

Kerry Parsons is the new principal of C.M. Russell High School, and he sat down this week  for a Q&A with Stampede Editor in Chief Carli Dieruf.


Are there any major changes you will be bringing to CMR?

I’m a different person than Kloppel. Any changes that I bring will be very subtle. Everything will be mainly focused on customer service. Such as climate, culture, quality instruction, and the framework of the building.


Are there any traditions you do not agree with?

The school is built under unbelievable leadership, and I would like to hopefully keep up all of the same traditions in this high school.


What did you do before taking on this job as a high school principal?

I taught biology, coached basketball, and was also an AP (at East Middle School) for seven years.


Do you have any concerns for CMR?

Mostly just constructional concern. I would like to bring up possible facility construction and upgrades.


Are there any changes that students can look forward to this year?

Mostly just teachers and administrators. Nothing major physically.


Are late-in’s still being scheduled this year?

We do not have any scheduled as of now, but I do feel that we will add them in shortly. First we will work on establishing better structure and wide use by faculty along with security. It will be more useful when it is used properly.


How do you view CMR?

As a parent, student, and an educator I am very proud of the traditions that go on here. I plan to fully support them and plan to lead the school in a respectful, appropriate, and very positive manner.