By Christine Rogers
This past year Regina Junior/Senior High School students, staff, faculty and administration welcomed a new principal back to the Regina family. David Krummel graduated from Regina in 1987, and after Regina he went to college and majored in science.
Always helpful and willing to share his knowledge with the world, he aspired to become a teacher. He started off teaching in inner-city Texas but soon moved back to Iowa. Soon after, he accepted a teaching position at Clear Creek-Amana. There, an administrator asked if he had ever considered becoming a principal. At the time, “I didn’t want to be a principal,” said Krummel.
However, he was unable to shake the question from his mind. “It’s one of those things that sticks in the back of your mind,” he said. So, he went back to school to study educational administration. The rest is history in the making.
When describing his first year at Regina, Krummel had only positive things to say. “I’ve been enjoying it. I’m very impressed.”
One moment that sticks out in his mind was the weeklong Rome trip. “Rome was a positive experience; I enjoyed getting to know all the students.” The Christmas Basket Project also was memorable for him. “I’ve never seen anything like the Christmas Basket prayer service.”
When asked to rate himself on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the best, he said, “Either a five or a six. I’m only a first-year principal; there is still room for improvement.”
Krummel was very involved in the arts during his time at Regina. He thinks that an auditorium is essential to continued success in the drama department and hopes to get one. He was absolutely blown away by this year’s production of “The Sound of Music.” “It was hands down the greatest high school play I had ever seen,” he said.