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North HS Principal Haynes retiring after 50+ years at OPS

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 19:18:15-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — For more than half a century, Omaha North High School Principal Gene Haynes has been involved in shaping the minds of the next generation. On Friday, Omaha Public Schools has confirmed Haynes will be retiring at the end of the school year.

OPS provided the following statement about his retirement:

Principal Haynes’ commitment to students, families, staff and our community is simply remarkable. It would be impossible to measure the positive impact of Mr. Haynes’ more than 50 years in education. We are grateful for his care, enthusiasm and relentless energy. We look forward to celebrating Principal Haynes exemplary career in the months to come.

According to the OPS website, Haynes landed his first job after college at OPS in 1967. Over the years, Haynes served the district in many roles including as a teacher, a head basketball coach, an assistant principal and the job he'll be leaving this May as North High's principal.

Haynes has been North High's head principal since 2001.