Hilliard Northwest News

Heritage Middle School principal happy to be 'home'


Hilliard school board members officially hired Dawn Sayre July 9 as principal of Heritage Middle School, returning the Westerville resident to where she had spent 14 years as an educator and administrator.

"This is where I feel like home," Sayre said.

Sayre was principal of Grandview Heights High School for the past two years before seeking the post as principal of Heritage Middle School.

During her first stint with Hilliard schools, Sayre spent nine years as a physical education instructor and coach, two years as an assistant athletics director, four years as an assistant principal at Darby High School and one year as an assistant principal at Bradley High School.

The board approved a three-year contract for Sayre, effective Aug. 1. Her annual salary will be $104,000 and her benefits will be worth $28,790, according to Treasurer Brian Wilson.

In other business July 9, board members adopted a resolution accepting the district treasurer's report for May, approved the superintendent's recommendation for policy amendments and adopted a resolution to proceed with the annexation of 2 acres from Washington Township into Hilliard.

Assistant Superintendent Tim Hamilton described the policy amendments as minor changes necessary to mirror the Ohio Revised Code.

The annexation is perfunctory, district officials said, as its only purpose is to join a 2-acre sliver with an adjacent 122-acre parcel already annexed into Hilliard.

The 2 acres would become part of a 124-acre tract and is in contract to sell to Rockford Homes, pending the success of the developer achieving a desirable ruling from the city of Hilliard, district officials said.