The Westerville City School District shuffled its administration for the 2012-2013 school year, with six administrators stepping into new roles as principal or vice principal at seven different schools.

The Westerville City School District shuffled its administration for the 2012-2013 school year, with six administrators stepping into new roles as principal or vice principal at seven different schools.

Hawthorne Elementary

Brett Gambill is the new principal of Hawthorne Elementary School.

Gambill was assistant principal at Huber Ridge Elementary during the last school year.

Gambill came to the Westerville City School District in 2001 as a teacher at Wilder Elementary. He became an instructional coach at Pointview Elementary in 2007 before serving as interim principal at Whittier Elementary in May and June 2011.

Gambill holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Miami University and a master's degree in educational administration from Ashland University.

Huber Ridge Elementary

Aloma Gibbs, who most recently served as the assistant principal at both Wilder and Hawthorne elementary schools, is the new assistant principal at Huber Ridge Elementary School.

Wilder, Hawthorne

assistant principals

The vacant assistant principal position at Wilder and Hawthorne elementary schools is being filled by Chris Doolittle, who has been a curriculum coordinator for the district since 1999.

Blendon Middle School

Fred Tombaugh is an assistant principal at Blendon Middle School. He previously was principal of Hawthorne Elementary.

Tombaugh came to the Westerville City School District in the 2008-2009 school year from the Columbus City School District, where he worked as an elementary school principal for six years.

Before that, Tombaugh worked as an elementary school teacher for six years in Wake County, N.C.

Tombaugh holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Kent State University and a master's degree in administration from North Carolina State University. He is the son of former Westerville superintendent George Tombaugh.

Genoa Middle School

Carrie Trussley is Genoa Middle School's new principal.

Trussley came to Genoa from Westerville Central High School, where she served as assistant principal since 2011. Trussley also worked for Westerville City Schools previously, having served as assistant principal at Westerville North High School.

Trussley has worked in education in central Ohio for 16 years, having begun her career as a teacher in the Reynoldsburg City School District.

She also served for several years as assistant principal at Olentangy Liberty High School.

Trussley holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio Dominican University, a master's in teaching from Marygrove College and two associate degrees from Columbus State Community College. She was licensed in educational administration from Ohio State University.

As principal at Genoa, she replaces longtime district administrator Barry Ackerman, who retired at the close of the 2011-12 school year.

Westerville Central

Rochelle Rankin is a new assistant principal at Westerville Central High School.

Rankin has spent the last 11 years with Columbus City Schools, serving as English teacher, leadership trainee and intern, and for the past six years, assistant principal at South High School.

Rankin also taught for five years in Fayetteville, N.C.

Rankin holds a bachelor's degree in secondary English education from Ohio State University and a master's degree in education leadership from Regent University. Rankin is working toward her doctorate in advanced K-12 school leadership from Regent University.