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New CRHS Principal: Mr. Miskin arrives for 2024-2025 school year.

New CRHS Principal: Mr. Miskin arrives for 2024-2025 school year.
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On March 12th, 2024, an email was sent out to those in the Twin Falls School District announcing the new CRHS principal: Mr. Randall Miskin from Grangeville High School. During the 2024-2025 Canyon Ridge school year, CRHS Principal Kasey Teske was reassigned within the district, and Mr. Scott Thompson assumed the role of Interim Principal.

“Miskin has worked in education for 27 years. He started his career as a world history, U.S. history, and Spanish teacher at Shelley Junior High School in 1997 where he taught until 2001 and served in a variety of student activity roles,” said the email sent out from the Twin Falls School District office. “In 2001, Miskin transitioned to Shelley High School where he taught Spanish 1, 2, and 3, U.S. history, economics, and driver education, as well as coached football, basketball, and baseball. In 2013, Miskin took an administrative role as principal at Clearwater Valley Junior/Senior High School where he remained until taking the principal position in the MVSD in 2017.”

His career before applying for the CRHS principal position is quite extensive. He’s had a long career in Idaho, teaching various subjects and other extracurricular activities. Mr. Miskin began in Shelly, where he taught in both the Middle School and High School. He also took on a principal role at Clearwater Junior/Senior High School. Then he later moved to Grangeville. Grangeville, where he has been principal for six years, is five hours away from Twin Falls. When asked why he wanted to relocate to CRHS, Mr. Miskin said, “My wife and I came to the conclusion that I needed to start to look for a position that would get us more centralized to our family. We spent a lot of time researching areas, looking for the best opportunities. When the CRHS job came open, it was obvious that it was a place that I wanted to be”. Due to the large family he has, wanting to be closer to them and being able to connect with his kids is a driving force as to why he’s accepting the new position at CRHS.

Coming into a new role is not easy, and each principal runs their high school differently. “I think I need to get my feet under me as the new principal at CRHS before making any changes,” said Mr. Miskin. “There is nothing worse than someone coming in and trying to ‘fix’ something that they don’t have a good understanding of.” It’s a safe assumption that Mr. Miskin will give himself time to understand CRHS before trying to make policy adjustments.

A job is not the only aspect Mr. Miskin wants from education. “Having 6 kids – 5 daughters and 1 son – keeps me busy chasing. One of the biggest reasons that I went into education was so that I can be with my kids all the time.”

Mr. Miskin is coming into the 2024-2025 school year with a plethora of experience that is sure to be quite the fit for CRHS. “I think I need to get my feet under me as the new principal at CRHS before making any changes. As a new principal I think it is important to not make any drastic changes before you really know the school. There is nothing worse than someone coming in and trying to “fix” something that they don’t have a good understanding of.” said Mr. Miskin.

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