The Olentangy Local School District plans to name Westerville Central High School Principal Todd Spinner as the first principal of Berlin High School.

According to district records, the Olentangy school board is set to approve Spinner’s employment for the 2017-18 school year at its meeting Thursday, April 13.

Berlin High School is under construction off Berlin Station Road in Berlin Township. District officials expect to open the school ahead of the 2018-19 school year.

Spinner, 45, resides in Berlin Township and previously worked as an assistant principal at Hayes High School in Delaware.

Sixty candidates applied for the opportunity to be Berlin High School’s first principal. After the district hires Spinner, Olentangy officials will begin the search for the school’s first athletics director.

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