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TKHS Assistant Principal Feels Comfortable in New Role

Remenap taught science classes at Caledonia for 17 years before moving to the TK district. He was hired to fill the vacancy for a high school assistant principal after Kelli Wegner took the principal position at the middle school.

After graduating from Grandville High School, he earned his bachelor's degree from Central Michigan and his master's degree at Grand Valley State University. He spent his entire teaching career at Caledonia.

He said he felt it was time to move into administration and TK seemed a perfect fit. "I want to be able to help more kids. As an administrator, I'll be able to connect with more kids."

"Students just want to do good and I love being able to give them the chance to succeed and seeing that "eureka" moment when they get something," said Remenap. "Helping people accomplish this is the best thing I can do in my life."

He said his goals are to simply to continue serving students in the best way possible and fitting into the successful team already in place at TK. "I just want to help enact the vision  for TK and make the best possible teaching environment for teachers and best possible learning environment for students."

When he's not busy teaching or being involved with school duties or activities, Remenap loves spending time with his wife and three children ages 8, 11 and 13. He also loves hunting, fishing, hiking and golfing and admits he is a huge Detroit Lions fan.

"Mostly I enjoy just spending time with my family and we love to do a lot of things outdoors," he said.

Remenap said he's very excited about the TK community and has felt extremely welcomed to the district. "Everyone has been super positive and I feel empowered to help do what I can to help TK."