Johnson High School principal Brett Miksch announced his midyear resignation on March 27 in an email to parents, students and staff.

Tim Savoy, Hays CISD public information officer, said Deputy Academic Officer David Pierce will serve in the interim as principal until a replacement for Miksch is hired.

Two-minute impact

Miksch was hired as principal of Johnson in 2019 when the school opened.

“This decision [to resign] has been on my mind a lot lately, and I feel it is an opportunity that I cannot pass up at this time,” Miksch said in the email.

Pierce has served as a deputy academic officer in the district since 2022. Prior to this role, he was principal of Hays High School from 2009-22 and Mount Vernon High School from 2004-09.

Pierce said in an email to Johnson parents, students and staff that he will serve as interim principal through Johnson’s graduation ceremony in May.

“I plan to return to my role as deputy academic officer once the next leader of Johnson High School is selected, assisting in the transition process for the new principal as needed,” Pierce said.

One more thing

The position is posted here. Savoy said the human resources team will work with campus staff and the community to develop a profile of what they would like to see in their next principal, which will be used during the screening, interviewing and hiring process.