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Shawnee to interview eight

Alissa Widman Neese • Apr 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

A total of 16 candidates are vying to become Shawnee Elementary School’s new principal, including two from within Huron Schools.

The pair, as well as six others, have secured interviews, according to applications the Register obtained through a public records request.

Download the resumes and cover letters below

The internal finalists:

•Meredith Cotterill, Huron Schools intervention specialist.

•Brian Kucbel, a McCormick Junior High School science teacher.

Other local finalists include administrators from Monroeville, Willard and Vermilion schools.

The district is handling its search internally, and the deadline to submit an application for the vacant position was April 18. The school board plans to conduct candidate interviews for about a month and will likely select a replacement before its May 28 meeting.

The new Shawnee Elementary School principal will begin Aug. 1.

The chosen individual will replace Satanta “Tanny” Vonthron, the school’s beloved six-year principal, who died in March after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Until June 30, Lyle Rowe, the district’s EMIS coordinator and a former district principal, is filling in as the school’s leader on an as-needed basis. Because he no longer has a valid principal’s license, he is referred to as the school’s dean of students.

16 area educators apply for principal position

A total of 16 individuals applied to become Shawnee Elementary School’s new principal, with half securing interviews.

The finalists:

•Beth Bartlome, Sailorway Middle School assistant principal.

•Lori Bumb, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center technology integration specialist.

•William Butler IV, Monroeville Elementary School principal.

•Meredith Cotterill, Huron Schools intervention specialist.

•Brian Kucbel, McCormick Junior High School teacher.

•Steve Perry, McGregor Elementary School principal.

•Sarah Roth, Wellington Schools director of curriculum and instruction.

•Page Warner, Willard Schools director of student services. 

Source: Huron Schools

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