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Jason Appelt, a Hallettsville native, serves as Vysehrad's principal and superintendent.

Mr. Appelt, a graduate of Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos, received a degree in Animal Science and obtained a certification in Special Education through Region III alternative certification program.

He also obtained Master degrees from the University of Houston-Victoria in Curriculum and Instruction with an educational diagnostician certification and in Educational leadership with a principal's certification.

Mr. Appelt began his educational career in the Columbus Independent School District teaching resource and life skills for two years at Columbus Jr. High School. He then taught resource classes and was an inclusion teacher at Memorial High School in Victoria for two years before becoming an educational diagnostician at the school for another two years. He previously served as the assistant principal at Hallettsville High School.

Mr. Appelt and his wife, Carmen, have two sons, Weston and Garrett.