Mr. Senior Takes a Step Up


Rylan Senior, Staff Writer

We are now welcoming Mr. Keith Senior as our new Superintendent at West Washington County CUSD #10. When I spoke to him about why he applied for this job, he said  “I applied for this job because I have wanted to be a superintendent for a number of years.”  It was an opportunity to accomplish one of his life goals. 

Mr. Fuhrhop prepared him for the position, and he felt it was the right time and the right fit for him and his family. One of the requirements of becoming a Superintendent is to move to the school district. When I asked him about his transition he said, “I happily moved in late July, just in time to get back to school.”  

Mr. Senior truly enjoys being able to make big impacts for our school community by making decisions that are important to help so many people. “I now have to be on call at all times and the work never stops, there is always something to do or prepare for,” says Senior. He enjoys the impact he can make to help the students, district, and community, but he does not get to be with the students nearly as much as he did before. Before Mr. Senior, Mr. Scott Fuhrhop was his predecessor in this position. Furhop happily retired after being in education for over 35 years and is enjoying retirement in Florida. Prior to coming to Okawville, Mr. Senior had many other jobs. He was a Drivers Ed teacher, Boys and Girls Golf Coach, Jr. High Boys Basketball Assistant Coach, and Head Girls Track Coach at Teutopolis High School. After that, he was a 5th and 6th Grade Math and Science teacher at Bishop Creek Elementary. Next, he was a Drivers Ed teacher, PE teacher, Health teacher, and Head Girls basketball coach at South Central High School. Then he was even a principal at St. Michael Catholic Grade School in Radom and St. Bruno Catholic Grade School in Pinckneyville. The last thing Mr. Senior did before becoming superintendent was becoming the high school principal here at Okawville Jr/Sr High School.