Castle Administration

The administrative staff at Castle High School is fully dedicated to maintaining an environment that is conducive to academic success for every student.

Mr. Jim Hood


Mr. Hood began his teaching career in Warrick County at Boonville Junior High School where he taught Health and Science and coached both basketball and track. He served four years as Athletic Director at Boonville Junior High and then held the position of Assistant Principal for two years. When Castle South opened in 2009, Mr. Hood was hired as the Assistant Principal and he held this position for three years until he was named Principal in 2012. Mr. Hood was named Principal of Castle High School in 2019.

Mr. Hood received his undergraduate degree from Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville, Tennessee. His Master’s Degree in Education was completed through Indiana Wesleyan and he went on to receive his principal certification from Oakland City University.

Mr. Hood and his wife Kristin are the proud parents of four children Josh, Hannah, Carter and Cooper.

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Mr. Richard Lance

Assistant Principal

Mr. Lance is in his 6th year as an Assistant Principal at Castle High School. He was previously the Principal/Asst. Principal at Tecumseh Jr. Sr. High School since 2001. Before becoming a building administrator, Mr. Lance was a Band/Choir director at Tecumseh and a general music teacher at Elberfeld Elementary for twenty three years.

His wife, Lisa, is a general music teacher at JH Castle Elementary.

Mr. Lance is a board member of the Indiana State School Music Association. He also serves as the chair for the Worship committee and choir director at Main Street United Methodist Church in Boonville, IN.

He and his wife have two sons, Brock and Carson.


Mr. Ryan Frazier

Assistant Principal

Ryan Frazier began his teaching career at Central High School. While at Central, he taught United States History, Government, and Indiana Studies. He also had the opportunity to co-teach United States History and Government. After teaching at Central, Ryan served as an Assistant Principal at Harrison High School.

Ryan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education - Social Studies from the University of Evansville. He earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Ball State University.

Ryan and his wife Abbey have three children. Abbey is a teacher at Newburgh Elementary School.