The Canal Winchester Times

Indian Trail Elementary School

Armstrong promoted to principal


The assistant principal at Indian Trail Elementary will move into the school's top administrative spot when classes resume Aug. 18.

The Canal Winchester Board of Education agreed May 30 to name Asia Armstrong as principal. She has been the assistant principal for two years.

She succeeds Jamie King, who accepted a similar position with Chillicothe schools.

"Mrs. Armstrong is a true professional, performing her duties with the utmost efficiency and ability," Superintendent Jim Sotlar said. "She provides high-quality leadership to her staff and the district leadership team.

"She brings good ideas, high energy, high standards and expectations for herself as well as for others. Mrs. Armstrong has a pleasant personality and is respected by her staff and colleagues," he added.

Prior to coming to Canal Winchester schools, Armstrong served as a principal, instructional coach and teacher with Westerville City schools and as a teacher for Duxberry Park Arts Elementary School, Faith Academy of Columbus and Indianola Informal Alternative Elementary School.

She received her master's degree in elementary education and bachelor's degree in human ecology from Ohio State University.

Armstrong said she is looking forward to her new role.

"What I am most looking forward to is leading this capable and competent group of educators through the process of academically, socially and emotionally preparing our students for the next level of school and beyond," Armstrong said.

"My greatest desire is that the students and families we serve will feel like their lives are better because they have been a part of the Indian Trail family."

Sotlar said the district is currently looking for a new assistant principal for the school and he hopes to have a candidate to present to the board for consideration in June.