MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Manhattan High School Principal Terry McCarty has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the school year.
He made his plans to resign public this week.
McCarty tells WIBW that he is working to finish his doctorate degree at Kansas State University in order to become a school superintendent.
He has been at Manhattan High School for 16 years, serving as head principal for 10 years and before that as assistant principal for six years.
McCarty said: “I feel like my time here is done and I’m ready for the next stage of my career.”
“This is a great, great place. For me, it’s the best. I’m going to take the things I’ve learned here and apply them to different districts and make them great,” he added.
McCarty says there are multiple superintendent opportunities across Kansas and throughout the Midwest.
USD 383 superintendent Bob Shannon released the following statement on McCarty's resignation: "I appreciate very much the leadership Terry McCarty has provided for Manhattan High School, 6 years as an assistant principal and 10 years as principal. Terry's commitment to student learning and each student's success in their high school experience has been a great asset to Manhattan High School. I have enjoyed working with Terry as both his supervisor and colleague throughout the past 8 years and wish him the very best in his next professional position in school administration."