Dr. David Wedlock, associate principal at Francis Howell High School (FHHS) in St. Charles, will be the school’s new principal, effective July 1. The Board of Education approved his hiring at the Board meeting on May 17. Wedlock will replace Dr. Chris Greiner, who has been named Director of Student Learning for the Francis Howell School District (FHSD).
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the leader of such a caring, conscientious community that takes such tremendous pride in reaching for excellence,” said Wedlock. “In fourteen years as a teacher, coach, sponsor, and administrator at FHHS, we have forged many outstanding accomplishments, and I look forward to building on that success.”
Wedlock said he is excited for the new school year and to begin his new position, “I am looking forward to many exciting events next year including welcoming our new class of ninth grade students and opening our new gym at the end of the first semester. This will give students and the community full use of our new building. It is going to be another great year to be a Viking and I can't wait to get started.”
Wedlock has 14 years of experience in the District and is a leader in the FHHS Community. He has been the associate principal of FHHS for the past five years. He served as an assistant principal at Marquette High School in the Rockwood School District during the 2006-07 school year. Prior to being the FHHS Dean of Students in 2005-06, Wedlock taught English from 1997 to 2005.
He earned his doctorate of education from St. Louis University in 2009. He has a master of arts degree in English and bachelor of arts degree, both from Indiana University.