New Athletic Director Prepares to Return to West


Ellie Johnson

A former Titan staff member is making a return to Lee’s Summit West. Kirk Hipple, a former West math teacher and SLMS Assistant Principal, is set to succeed Jereme Hubbard as Athletic Director. 

Prior to receiving his confirmation as the new LSW Athletic Director, Hipple held the position of the Raymore-Peculiar High School’s Athletic Director. Hipple said he is most excited to return to the West community that is crafted through academic excellence, and engaging athletics and activities. 

“The amount of professionalism that runs through these walls with teachers which then directly influences the kids and being back in this community is what I am really looking forward to,” Hipple said.