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New high school principal could be named this week

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A new Gahanna Lincoln High School principal could be announced today, April 10.

Gahanna-Jefferson Superintendent Francis Scruci wouldn't commit to making a recommendation to the school board april 10, but he told ThisWeek that was his goal.

The three finalists are Robert Dodd, principal at New Lexington High School; Kiya Hunt, Pickerington High School North principal; and Aric Thomas, principal of Groveport Madison High School.

Dodd has served as New Lexington High School principal within the New Lexington school district since 2011. He previously worked as a technology education teacher at New Lexington High School and Crooksville High School from 2001 to 2011.

His educational vision, he said, is to prepare every student for lifetime learning opportunities while providing collaborative and innovative learning environments, allowing all students the opportunity to succeed.

Hunt has served as Pickerington High School North principal since July 2012.

Prior to becoming high school principal, she worked as lead assistant principal for Pickerington High School Central and Pickerington Lakeview Junior High School from August 2008 to July 2012.

Her stated objective is to become the principal at Gahanna Lincoln High School, where her skills and knowledge would benefit the students and overall dynamics of the school and community.

Thomas has been Groveport Madison's principal since August 2010. He previously worked as the high school's assistant principal from August 2006 to July 2010.

His objective, he said, is to positively impact student learning as an instructional leader in the role of building administrator. Additionally, he wants to operate a welcoming environment for students, teachers, parents and community members with the purpose of all students attaining the highest levels of achievement.

Scruci said about 45 people applied for the job.

Principal Dwight Carter is resigning at the end of the school year to become principal of New Albany High School.

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