With the exit of Mr. Jarred Fuhrman in June of 2022, USD 458 named Dave Hickerson as the interim principal for the 2022-2023 school year. Mr. Hickerson plans to fully enjoy his retirement after his time at BLHS ends in June, and Mrs. Erin Morrison will officially take over on July 1, 2023.
“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to lead and advocate for the students and staff of Basehor-Linwood High School,” said Morrison.
Morrison grew up in the Basehor-Linwood school district, graduating in 1995 from Basehor-Linwood High School. After graduating, she received her bachelors from Emporia State University, and later attended Kansas State University for her masters in Elementary Education. She received her building leadership endorsement from Fort Hays State University in May.
Morrison began her time at BLHS in 2014 as a registrar in the counseling department, quickly moved up to Director of Basehor-Linwood Virtual School for 5 years, and most recently served as Assistant Principal at Basehor-Linwood High School for the last two years.
Morrison says: “As a graduate of Basehor-Linwood, I'm proud to say this is my home and it's an honor to serve this community. I look forward to continuing the wonderful traditions we have here at Basehor-Linwood High School.”
A hiring committee consisting of 12 members of the community, including staff, administrators, a board member, parents, and students conducted interviews in mid-November to make the selection.
USD 458 Superintendent Doug Powers said, “We are confident Mrs. Morrison fits the profile of the candidate our staff, students and community asked for when surveyed. She is approachable, makes herself available to students and staff, and has the ability to create meaningful relationships with students. We know she will bring her strength and knowledge to this role to continue the Tradition of Excellence we expect out of Basehor-Linwood High School.”
“We already have fantastic initiatives in place at BLHS, and I look forward to my new role fostering the growth mindset this building and our community have embraced,” Morrison said.