IRMO, SC (WACH) – Irmo High Principal David Riegel has announced he will resign from his position at the end of the school year.
“After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to step down as principal of Irmo High School and pursue a consulting career that provides the flexibility I need to care for an aging parent,” Riegel said. “I will always hold Irmo High School near and dear to my heart and will forever be a proud Yellow Jacket. We’ve made many strides together, and I know the best is yet to come for the school.”
Riegel became Irmo High’s principal during the 2013-2014 school year after serving as principal of Franklin High School in Franklin, OH. From 20018 to 2013.
Riegel saw the growth of the school’s magnet offerings, the implementation of the school’s international arts magnet and the school’s new IB career-related magnet in partnership with the Center of Advanced Technical Studies.
“We appreciate all the work that Mr. Riegel has done at Irmo High School,” School District Five Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hefner said. “Mr. Riegel honored the proud past of Irmo High and has created excitement for the school's future, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Many facilities upgrades were also made at the school under Riegel’s leadership, including construction of the school’s state-of-the-art Center for the Arts, which includes a 600-plus seat theater funded through a bond referendum voters passed in 2008.
Riegel launched several events to bolster community involvement and support during his five-year tenure, including the school’s Goodwill Brunch and Hall of Fame events which are attended by hundreds each year.