|Spangler hired as Glenwood principal|
|Written by MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor|
|Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:32|
ROSSFORD - The school district will add a new building principal this year.
Megan Spangler was given a three-year contract at Monday's board of education meeting. She starts her new job Aug. 1 with an $85,000 annual salary.
She replaces Paul Gibbs, who has taken a job with Sylvania Schools.
Spangler started in Rossford in 2004, as a kindergarten teacher at Glenwood Elementary and has spent her entire teaching career at Rossford.
She's leaving her post at a first-grade teacher at Glenwood to take the principal's post.
While at Rossford, she's also taught transitional kindergarten at Bulldog Center, planned professional development for staff as a member of the district's in-service committee, implemented the OhioReads program at Bulldog Center, and substituted for elementary principals in their absences.
She interned with Indian Hills Elementary Principal Holly Schmidbauer for a semester, and with Tricia Hastings, previous curriculum director.
"She possesses the leadership qualities and personnel skills that we are looking for in a building administrator," wrote Superintendent Dan Creps in his letter of recommendation to the school board.
Gibbs had been hired by Rossford in June 2011.
Spangler earned both her teaching license and her principal's license from the University of Toledo, the latter in 2007.
"That's the only place I've ever been. I started my teaching career at Glenwood," Spangler said.
"I like what I do as a teacher and I'm just hoping to be able to help more people and broaden what I do on a daily basis."
Her goal is to "reach more families, reach more students and reach more teachers."
"There are so many changes right now going on with the state and what's expected of students and teachers."
She plans to "hit the ground running" to help both students and teachers meet the new standards.
Glenwood has around 450 students and is the largest of the district's three elementaries.
"I know I have a lot of great support. There are a lot of great teachers and families there."
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