PNG’s Keith moves to new role, Ryan to serve as principal

Published 11:49 am Tuesday, May 31, 2016

PORT NECHES — Marc Keith is leaving his post as principal at Port Neches-Groves High School and moving to a different position within the district.

Marc Keith, left, and Scott Ryan

Marc Keith, left, and Scott Ryan

Keith is now the assistant superintendent for student services, and Scott Ryan, who served as director of the alternative education center, will assume the role of principal at the high school.

Port Neches-Groves Independent School District Superintendent Rodney Cavness said the assistant superintendent for student services is not a new position but an existing position with added job responsibilities and a new name.

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Cavness said Keith’s experience and knowledge would serve him well in the assistant superintendent position.

Keith has been with the district for 25 years and served as principal at the high school for nine years.

He said he has mixed feelings about the change.

“I love this (high school) campus and the people I work with and in dealing with the kids at the high school. I’ll certainly miss that,” Keith said. “There’s not been a day I miss coming to work. It’s a great place to be. This is going to be a new chapter in my life and career. Life moves forward. I’m looking forward for this new chapter to open as the pages begin to turn in life.”

The new assistant superintendent for student services will manage the alternative education program, deal with residency, act as liaison for the homeless and work with truancy.

The issues of residency, as well as truancy and homeless students, had fallen on the shoulders of Kyle Segura, the district’s director of transportation and coordinator of student services. Segura is also tasked as manager of the high school’s multi-million dollar stadium.

Cavness said the district is in the process of shuffling some jobs around to better serve the needs of the students.

Keith looks forward to working with the staff and students.

“They do a great job of taking care of the students,” Keith said. “I’ve met with them and will really lean on them to continue doing the great job they are doing. I’m not going to make changes.”

Ryan is a PNG graduate and has been in the education field for 17 years, 14 of those with PNGISD.

“I’m very excited. This is a dream job of mine,” Ryan said. “This is an honor and a big step for me. I love everything about being an Indian and am a big supporter of the programs here.”


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