Principal, Darrell Houchin

Darrell Houchin, Principal
Phone:  618-393-2191 x3127

Mr. Houchin is in his 21st year in education.  He served previously in the following positions:

2022-Present  Principal at Richland County High School School in Olney

2019-2022  Principal at Richland County Middle School in Olney

2016-2019  Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Richland County Middle School in Olney

2013-2016  Dean of Students, 8th Grade Science Teacher, and coach at Richland County Middle School in Olney

2003-2013  8th Grade Science Teacher and coach at East Richland Middle School in Olney

Originally from Murphysboro, Illinois, Mr. Houchin graduated from the University of Southern Illinois Carbondale with a degree in Biological Sciences and Science Secondary Education in 2000.  Since then, he has completed a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University and has most recently completed his Educational Specialist Degree from Eastern Illinois University.

Mr. Houchin has a wife, Amanda, who is a 7th grade social studies teacher at Richland County Middle School in Olney.  They have two children, Carly and Kyler.

Office Manager:  Natalie Berry
Phone   618-393-2191  ext. 3100