Dublin Villager

School board fills three administrator positions

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Three new administrators were recently added to Dublin City School leadership.

The Dublin Board of Education June 9 approved contracts with a new Davis Middle School principal and two new assistant principals at Coffman High School.

"This really is a destination district," said Dustin Miller, former Grizzell Middle School Principal and the district's new director of secondary education.

Miller sat in on the interviews with the new administration and said Tracey Smith Deagle, who is the new Davis Middle School principal, has been an assistant principal at Hilliard Darby High School for the past three years.

"She lives across the street from Davis," Miller said.

Deagle spent time as the director of school improvement supervisor of support services for the Greene County Educational Service Center and taught at Van Wert City Schools for eight years. She also was part of the state board of education and was appointed to the Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council.

"There are big shoes to fill, but Mr. Lidle will help with the transition," Deagle told board members last week. "Please expect great things to continue at that building."

Brian Lidle left his principal position at Davis Middle School to be the director of professional learning with the Hilliard City School District.

Miller also introduced Ryan McClure, one of Coffman High School's new assistant principals, to board members said week.

McClure comes to Dublin by way of Upper Arlington High School and Hilliard Darby High School, and already lives in the school district, Miller said.

"I've had the opportunity the last 13 years to observe Dublin City Schools, especially Coffman High School," McClure said.

"I look at Coffman High School as one of the elite schools in the state and Dublin City Schools as one of the elite districts in the state."

A contract was also approved appointing Jaime Stewart as a Coffman High School assistant principal.

"Her best traits are she is loyal and she has had Dublin on her mind for a long time," Miller said, adding that Stewart has served at Westland High School and Franklin Heights High School.

"I have been waiting for this for several years," Stewart said of joining the district. "I'm excited to be here."

Coffman High School lost one assistant principal to retirement and another to a position elsewhere in the district.

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