Arkansas City High School (ACHS) Assistant Principal Robert Onelio was recently selected as the next Principal of Adams Elementary.

The USD 470 Board of Education approved the transfer during their April 25 meeting.

This change is due to the fact that the current principal, Nancy Haas, is set to retire in June.

Onelio began his education career at ACHS as a social studies teacher and coach for track and cross country.

During his tenure, he also served as a FCA and scholars bowl sponsor.

He has been an assistant principal since 2011.

“Robert Onelio has extensive curricular and instructional knowledge, is familiar with emerging instructional technology and is a gifted communicator,” said USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard. “(He is) dedicated to education, he will always focus upon our students and work openly and positively with parents, teachers and staff.”

Onelio said he is looking forward to the new opportunity.

This information was provided by USD 470.