The Springfield School Board has approved the hiring of a new high school principal for the district. Current Springfield High School Principal David Kreft submitted his resignation this month in order to take a job as principal of Belle Plaine High School. After accepting Kreft’s resignation, the Springfield School Board agreed to hire Patrick J. Moriarty for the position. Moriarty was a middle school teacher who has coached football, basketball and baseball at Central High School in Norwood Young America since 2006. He is currently completing his administration internship at Central in order to gain his principal license.