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Monday, July 08, 2013 9:22 PM


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DELPHOS — Doug Westrick, Ottawa, will fill the open Jefferson Middle School principal opening.

The Delphos City Schools Board of Education chose Westrick from a field of 24 applicants, eight of whom were interviewed. Middle school teachers Larry Lindeman, Kay Gossman and Tammy Wirth were on the committee as well.

Westrick was most recently assistant high school principal at Bryan City Schools and had been dean of students of Swanton Middle School. He also taught at Lima City Schools, Lima South.

He earned his master’s of science in education from the University of Nova Southeastern. He earned his bachelor’s at the University of Findlay.

Just prior to the announcement, Board President Perry Wiltsie made a formal statement thanking Frank Sukup for his two years of dedicated service to the district while the search for a long-term superintendent was performed.

“Frank has just been great,” Wiltsie said. “The professionalism and diligence has been exemplary. We will miss him.”

Sukup thanked the board for allowing him to serve as their interim superintendent.

“I hope I’ve done a good job and I wish you the best,” Sukup said.

Chad Schrader was hired as the Jefferson Middle School custodian, pending completion of proper certification. Sukup said the district is having difficulty finding a boiler instructor to assist Schrader in taking his certification.

“The new schools don’t have boilers so they are becoming obsolete, “ Sukup said. “The former custodian said Mr. Schrader will need an instructor to pass the test.”

A last-minute item on the agenda was the resignation of sixth-grade teacher Ryan Carder. Carder had taught math and Language Arts and was going to teach Social Studies, reading and Language Arts before tendering his resignation.

Sukup said his position will be posted in-house and if not filled, will be offered outside the district.

The board issued a new one-year contract for the 2013-14 school year to Dave Hoffman to serve as Digital Academy/athletic assistant; Alan Unterbrink, Auxiliary Service guidance counselor; Mark Fuerst, elementary principal; Pat Poling, district library aide; and Sandy Schmersal and Doris Knebel as bus drivers.

They also issued one-year supplemental contracts to Denise Lindeman, eighth grade girls basketball coach; Chris Sommers, junior high boys basketball coach; Heather Brickner, freshman class advisor; Missy McClurg, as junior class advisor; and McClurg and Shana McCormick to share the prom coordinator duties.

In other business, the board:

• Authorized the treasurer to seek milk and bread bids for the upcoming school year;

• Accepted the supplemental resignation from Ryan Walls as assistant wrestling coach;

• Accepted the resignation from Lindsey Wisher as three- hour cook at Jefferson Middle School;

• Issued an addendum to the treasurer’s contract to make it for 260 days annually at the same daily rate; and

• Recommend the board move Jeff Rex to the masters plus 15 hour column as per the negotiated agreement.

Last Updated on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:09 AM

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