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Stuart Riley named principal at James R. Geisler Middle School

Stuart Riley named principal at James R. Geisler Middle School
Stuart Riley headshot

The Board of Education approved Stuart Riley to remain as the permanent principal at James R. Geisler Middle School at the May 4, 2023 meeting. Riley has served as the school’s interim principal since January 9, 2023 and will start his permanent role for the 2023-24 school year on July 1.

“I am beyond excited to begin my role as principal at James R. Geisler Middle School in the 2023-24 school year,” Said Riley. “My time as interim principal has been so rewarding and fulfilling.”

“We have a fantastic staff, amazing student body, and supportive families and community members,” added Riley. “I am proud to lead a team that is so dedicated to building positive relationships with our students and prepare them for an excellent high school experience.”

Riley has been with Walled Lake Consolidated Schools for his entire 30-year career in education. He started at Walled Lake Elementary teaching 5th and 6th grade for eight years before taking over as the Director of the Walled Lake Outdoor Education Center in 2001. Riley made an impact on students attending 5th grade camp and other Outdoor Education Center events for 19 years. In the fall of 2020, Riley was named assistant principal and athletics coordinator at Walled Lake Central, where he served until moving to James R. Geisler Middle School as interim principal in January.

“Stuart Riley is a veteran administrator in Walled Lake Consolidated Schools who, over the course of his career, has made an impact at every level within our school district,” said Dr. John Bernia, Superintendent of Schools. “I have the utmost confidence in Mr. Riley’s abilities to serve the Geisler community and continue to grow the building’s reputation for excellence in education.”