Congratulations to Robert Kappus, new Taft Elementary principal.

Kappus replaces Scott Allen at Taft where Allen was assigned after previously serving as principal at Monroe Elementary. Allen resigned his position with the district at the June 20 Enid board of education meeting, citing health concerns as his reasons for leaving.

“Scott Allen has done an excellent job for us as principal at Monroe Elementary, but his medical issues ultimately forced him to decide to resign in order to focus on his health and his family,” said Dr. Darrell Floyd, superintendent of schools. “We thank him for his service and wish him the best in his recovery. Rob Kappus has served admirably as an elementary administrative intern, assistant principal, and interim principal. He has worked hard, trained well, and will be an excellent campus principal at Taft Elementary.”

Kappus has been with Enid Public Schools since 2005, where he began his teaching career at Enid High School. He then served as a middle school teacher in 2012 and returned to EHS in 2016. In 2018 he accepted his first administrative position at Coolidge Elementary as an administrative intern/assistant principal and was then the assistant principal of Glenwood Elementary and Monroe Elementary in 2020. Kappus also served as interim principal at Monroe during the 2020-2021 school year. He is certified in administration, physical education/health/safety, and biological sciences.

The previous Taft principal, April Stanley, will take on the role of assistant principal at Garfield Elementary, succeeding Dr. Amara Detrick. Detrick was named the principal of Monroe in April.

Floyd expressed his excitement to see Stanley team up with head principal Amanda Rader at Garfield.

“April Stanley is looking forward to working as assistant principal at Garfield Elementary under the tutelage of Amanda Rader, and we look forward to what that administrative team can do together for kids and staff.”

All new administration positions will be officially taken as of July 1.

For more information, please contact Jane Johnson at 580.366.7000.