Dr. Brian Rich named Hollenbeck Middle School Principal
Dr. Brian Rich has been named Hollenbeck Middle School (HMS) principal beginning with the 2023-2024 school year.
Rich currently serves as principal at Ritenour Middle School, a position he’s held since 2016. Since joining Ritenour in 2009, he has served as an assistant principal and director of the Ritenour Re-Entry Center, a program for students in grades 9-12 to engage in learning in an alternative setting.
Rich began his educational career in the School District of University City, where he was an interim assistant principal at University City High School (UCHS) from 2008-2009. Rich was a history teacher at UCHS from 2000-2008 and also coached basketball and football at the school
“I am so excited to join the Francis Howell community and support the students, staff and families at Hollenbeck Middle School,” Rich said. “I hope that everyone will soon get to know me as the approachable, energetic and student-centered educational leader that I strive to be on a daily basis. Let's go Hawks!"
Rich earned a doctorate degree from Maryville University and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He completed his undergraduate degree in social studies education at the University of Missouri – Columbia.