With the departure of Educational Services and Technical Services Director David Long, the Logan City School District has announced several administrative changes for the 2019-2020 school year.

Earlier this month, the district announced the departure of Long, who will be the new Beaver County School District superintendent. Long leaves at the end of the school year, causing a series of changes in the district.

Melisa Richardson will transition to educational services and technical services director, while Mount Logan Middle School Principal Daryl Guymon will take Richardson’s place as director of secondary schools.

“I’ll still work for Logan City School District which I love,” Richardson said. “It’s really just doing taking on different responsibilities for me.”

MLMS Assistant Principal Paul Wagner will become the new MLMS principal, and a new assistant principal for will be hired during the summer.

Superintendent Frank Schofield said he is excited to work with the administrators in their new assignments beginning on July 1.

Richardson said that although her new position isn’t that different from her current position, she is looking forward to working with students and schools.

“Instead of just focusing on just secondary curriculum, I get to expand that and work with students at all levels,” Richardson said. “I really like that idea.”

Guymon said although he will miss the daily interactions with the students, teachers and staff, he is excited to continue to work with MLMS and Logan High School.

“It’s great to be a part of it,” Guymon said.

As he takes the position of principal, Wagner said although he is overwhelmed, he is excited for the opportunity. The school already has a “great culture of learning” in place as well as a faculty committed to helping the students, he said.

“I’m not worried,” Wagner said. “We have a great structure in place to help us be successful.”

Wagner said he is looking forward to working more closely with teachers to help the students have a positive experience and grow academically.

Another notable change is the announcement that Melissa Sirin from Massachusetts will be the new assistant principal at Logan High School.

According to the press release, Sirin is currently the high school coordinator and adviser at Brookline, Massachusets. She will join LCSD on July 1.

Wagner and Guymon believe the changes reflect the positive direction the district is going.

“I’m very honored to be a part of a wonderful district,” Guymon said. “I’ve been in the district now for 24 years. We’re headed in a great direction and Logan City School District is a wonderful community to be a part of.”