Colby High School principal Ryan Muhlig will lead the $252 south Lyon County school district, the board of education announced Friday.
Muhlig will begin his position July 1, following Dr. Mike Argabright’s retirement at the end of the 2022-23 school year.
According to the $252 Board of Education, Muhlig has 25 years of education experience as a teacher, coach, student principal, assistant principal, and principal.
He has been the principal of Colby High School since 2021.
Muhlig received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Emporia State University in 1998. He later graduated from Baker University with a Master of Arts in School Leadership. In 2021, he received his district leadership license from Newman University.
Muhlig served in the United States Army Reserves at Emporia from 1992 to 2000.
“The importance of community involvement is not new to Mr Muhlig,” the council said in a statement. “Recently, he was involved in leading and collaborating with community advocates on the Fundraising Committee to construct an Agriculture and Technology building for Colby High School.”
Muhlig is originally from the Council Grove area. He likes spending time outdoors and he can’t wait to move back to eastern Kansas where he will be closer to family.
“I am very excited about my $252 transfer to Southern Lyon County,” Muhlig said. “I look forward to meeting the many great families at $252 and being a part of the Neosho Rapids, Hartford and Olpe communities.
Board Chair Emily Darbyshire, says Ryan Muhlig has emerged from a very thorough research process as the right candidate to lead the school district.
“The Board is confident in our selection of Ryan Muhlig and confident that under his leadership the $252 Southern Lyon County will continue to be recognized as a leader in student success,” he said.