Whitney Young H.S. selects new principal, only its 4th in 47 years, to replace retiring Joyce Kenner

An assistant principal at Whitney Young Magnet High School has been tapped to replace longtime Principal Joyce Kenner, who retires this week after ...

August 11, 2022
4:30 AM

An assistant principal at Whitney Young Magnet High School has been tapped to replace longtime Principal Joyce Kenner, who retires this week after nearly three decades at the prestigious selective enrollment school. Whitney Young's Local School Council voted unanimously Wednesday to offer a principal contract to Assistant Principal Rickey Harris, 49, making him the school's first new principal since 1995 and only the fourth principal in its 47-year history. Harris has served two stints at Whitney Young, his first from 2006 to 2010 as the school's dean of students.

Nader Issa