ALMOST EVERYBODY has been
sent to the Principal's Office at one time or another.
At the time, it seems that the teacher that sent you
there just had it in for you and that the discipline
meted out is unjust. As we look back later, we realize
that the administrators really had our best interests
in mind, and, besides, they had a school to run.
This page will focus on the folks that run the Principal's
Office -- from the Principal to the Assistant Principals
and the Secretaries that make the place work.
Victor W. Kreiter was
Principal at Highland Springs High School for many years.
Although he was a big man with an expression that seemed
to be locked into some sort of permanent scowl, he was
really a nice guy. I don't remember him ever getting
visibly upset. His authority seemed to flow from that
quality that Gary Cooper had: He spoke softly but firmly,
and NOBODY wanted to mess with him.
Mr. Kreiter passed away years ago, but I am sure that
most of the students that attended HSHS during his years
as Principal remember him fondly. He was quite an athlete
at Emory and Henry College, from which he graduated
in 1939. He is in the Emory and Henry College Sports
Hall of Fame, and the Highland Springs High football
stadium is named in his honor.
Anyone with a remembrance of Mr. Kreiter is invited
to post them on the Message