Langferman is in his 10th year as principal at Milan HS.
Ryan Langferman and his wife Carly after the awards ceremony. Photo provided.
On Sunday, November 20, 2022, the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) named Ryan Langferman the 2022 State High School Principal of the Year. Langferman is the principal of Milan High School in Milan, Indiana. He represents the best of Indiana after being selected from twelve district winners, all honored at the banquet.
Earlier this fall, Ryan was named District 10 High School Principal of the Year. District 10 is located in southeastern Indiana and consists of Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Jennings, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, and Union counties. Now Ryan has been honored
The recognition ceremony is part of the 2022 Principals of the Year Recognition Celebration, a part of the IASP’s annual Fall Professional Conference. The prestigious award was presented at a dinner at the Indianapolis JW Marriott Hotel presided over by IASP State President Matt Shockley along with Dr. Todd Bess, Executive Director, presented. This is the thirtieth anniversary of the IASP organization.
Langferman is in his tenth year as principal at Milan High School. During his tenure, he implemented many outstanding programs that have increased graduation rates and encouraged students to graduate with a plan for a prosperous future. Programs include the Graduation Preparation Period, or GP, which meets four days per week to give students the opportunity to work with a mentor teacher to learn work ethic skills and habits that will take them to life after graduation Prepare for high school.
The District High School Principals of the Year are chosen by their peers. One principal is honored from each of the 12 districts. Of these 12 District High School winners, one will be selected as the 2022 State High School Principal of the Year.
“We are very proud that Ryan Langferman was voted State Director of the Year for 2022. Ryan is a dedicated leader and puts the needs of the students first. Ryan has hired highly qualified teachers and staff who all support his vision of students graduating with a plan. Ryan graduated from Milan and is passionate about the people in our community. He certainly represents the best principal in Indiana,” commented Jane Rogers, Superintendent.
The Indiana Association of School Principals is a not-for-profit professional association serving over 3,300 facility managers in the state of Indiana.