Poggiali to retire from Sandusky High School

Sandusky High School's longtime principal is stepping down at the end of the school year.
Melissa Topey
Nov 21, 2012

Dan Poggiali plans to retire after 36 years at Sandusky Schools, including 17 as principal at the high school.

“I will miss working with the staff and the kids," Poggiali said. "The reason I never aspired to the central office is I like that interaction at the school."

Poggiali had considered stepping down last year, but he stayed for an extra year to help out with the middle school transition.

The district plans to conduct an open search of internal and external candidates.

Superintendent Eugene Sanders said the district is already forming a search committee, led by Dennis Muratori, alongside faculty, administrators, citizens and parents.

Poggiali will also join the search committee.

A big component of principal's job comes in understanding that a large portion of the student population in Sandusky lives in poverty.

“The free or reduced lunches are a big indicator of that, and for us it would be 65 percent,” Poggiali said.

The next principal will have to be level-headed and thoughtful, as they'll interact with students and the community on a daily basis.

“They will need patience and the ability to remain calm and not make decisions based on emotion,” Poggiali said.

The position will likely be advertised in December, with administrators and the school board hoping to have a qualified candidate in place by February or March.

“We want to select from the cream of the crop,” Sanders said.

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Comments

streak

A class act.

lor70

He will be missed! Wish he would stay 2 more years! But I wish him and his family the best! Thanks Mr. Poggiali for all you have done at SHS!

wiredmama222

You did a good job, Danny. You will be missed. Great work.

Love614

Top notch. A true Blue Streak! Please have him on the panel to interview his replacement!

JERRY from SANDUSKY

Lets hope the search committee isn't like the one for police chief of sandusky what a joke...........

erieone

What a great person and excellent principal he is! So sad that he'll be leaving. It won't be the same without him!

donutshopguy

This will be a retire and rehire.