The Grandview Heights City School District will bid farewell to Grandview Heights High School Principal Dawn Sayre, who submitted her resignation last week with the intention of becoming the principal at Heritage Middle School in Hilliard, the district where she has spent most of her career.
In a letter sent to parents of Heritage students that announced the appointment, Hilliard Superintendent John Marschhausen wrote, "We are fortunate that Ms. Sayre already has a strong understanding of the great traditions and excellence that exists throughout Hilliard City Schools. I know she will bring her creativity and strong leadership skills to Hilliard Heritage Middle School."
Grandview has begun the search for Sayre's replacement. Wednesday, July 3, was the deadline for applicants.
The district may opt to select an interim principal for the high school while a search for a full-time replacement is conducted, Grandview Superintendent Ed O'Reilly said.
Sayre made an impact in her two years at the high school, O'Reilly said.
"She has really pushed forward academic rigor at the high school," he said. "She's done a tremendous job for us. We wish her well in her new position."
Sayre worked in Hilliard schools for 14 years before coming to Grandview. She spent the first nine years of her education career as a physical education teacher at Hilliard Darby High School and also coached several athletic teams for Hilliard City Schools and other area districts.
She then moved into administration, spending two years as an assistant athletic director and four years as assistant principal at Hilliard Darby. She spent one year as an assistant principal at Hilliard Bradley High School before accepting the job in Grandview.
Sayre holds a bachelor's degree in education from Otterbein College and a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Dayton, according to Marschhausen's letter.