Bear of the Week: Ryan DuBose

This is Ryan DuBose’s fourth year as principal of LCM High School.

Camille Kelly, Writer

Principal Ryan DuBose strives every day to be the person he asks his students to be by always remembering to smile and be positive, no matter what.  

Outside of his duties as principal, he is looking into joining Rotary Club and plans to get his superintendent certification. DuBose said he is motivated to work hard and always accomplish his goals because of the great examples set by his parents and brothers.  

At school, he aims for LCM to excel in everything. According to DuBose, he wants to be in the business of making people jealous. At home, he just wants to be the best father to his little girl and the best husband to his wife.  

Some of DuBose’s favorite movies are “Braveheart,” “Gladiator,” “The Patriot,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” and “The Matrix.” In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, working out at NorBeau CrossFit, going to sporting events, and reading. His favorite books include “Harry Potter” by JK Rowling, “The Kingkiller Chronicles” by Patrick Rothfuss, and “Wheel of Time” by Robert Jordan.  

DuBose’s favorite quote come from “The Man in the Arena” by Theodore Roosevelt, which reads: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

He likes this speech because it preaches to always strive to do your best and not listen to the criticism of others that are just “sitting on the sideline.”  

DuBose wants most of all in life to raise his daughter to show integrity, accountability, and responsibility, and he wants to make a difference by leaving a positive impact on his students.  

“It is a great feeling seeing students come back and to see how successful they have been in life,” DuBose said. “I am excited for this year and hope we make it the best year yet.”