CLAYTON, MO, (KMOX) - Dr. Dan Gutchewsky has been appointed Interim Principal of Clayton High School through the end of the 2012-2013 school year. He currently serves as the school’s Associate Principal.
Interim Superintendent Dr. Sharmon Wilkinson met with CHS staff and students this morning to share the news.
“The Board of Education and I have the highest level of confidence in Dan’s ability to serve Clayton High School’s students, staff and community,” explained Wilkinson. “He has a strong history of building solid relationships and is committed to our students and their learning.”
Gutchewsky has worked for the School District of Clayton for the past eleven years, serving for ten of those eleven years as an administrator at CHS. He holds a Doctor of Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s of Science in Educational Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Science Education.
Prior to coming to CHS in 2001, Gutchewsky taught science at Lindbergh High School. “I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead Clayton High School,” Gutchewsky said. “I look forward to leading our community through all of our end-of-the-year events and working next year to ensure that CHS continues to meet the high expectations held by our students, parents and community.”
Gutchewsky replaces Dr. Louise Losos, who has resigned her position effective June 30, after stories surfaced claiming that she created a bogus Facebook account to spy on students.
According to reports, Clayton students began getting friend requests from someone calling themselves “Suzy Harriston,” and many approved her without a second thought.
But then one former student became suspicious and posted online his belief that “Suzy” was, in fact, Principal Losos.
“Suzy’s” Facebook page disappeared overnight.
Losos is currently on paid leave.