New Fayetteville High School Principal Meets Students, Staff

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- Fayetteville High School's new principal has been in town getting to know some of the teachers and students he will be working with in a few months.

Dr. Jay Dostal will begin his new position as principal July 1, 2018, according to the Fayetteville School District.

Friday morning, Dostal spent time meeting some of the students at the school.

He said in one of his interviews he answered some questions from some of those students.

One thing he learned is that students all want the same thing.

“They want you to be approachable, they want you to be accessible," Dostal said. "So a lot of that time is just connecting with them. Finding out a little bit more about them, what their high school experience is.”

Dostal said he is a big believer that everyone has a story and they need to learn to tell it well.

After hearing the stories from his student interviewers, he said he knew Fayetteville High School was a special place.

Friday afternoon he also had the chance to introduce himself to some teachers at the school.

During that time he talked about his background as well as his wife and kids.

Those on the Fayetteville Board of Education approved the recommendation of Dostal as principal, according to the school district.