Montrose to welcome new principal
After a months-long search, the Montrose Elementary community will have a new principal next year.
The Bexley Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Charles Q. Gage, III at its board meeting May 18.
Gage, known as "Quint," comes to Bexley with a total of 14 years of experience in elementary and middle school settings, both as a teacher and administrator.
Most recently, he served as assistant principal of Barrington Elementary School in the Upper Arlington City Schools.
He holds a PhD in Education Administration and a Master of Arts, Education Administration from The Ohio State University.
The school district received 96 resumes from applicants interested in the Montrose position. Superintendent Dr. Mike Johnson and a team of Montrose faculty and parents have narrowed down the field of candidates over the past several months.
In assessing his qualifications for the job, Gage noted many similarities between the Upper Arlington and Bexley districts: both include a talented, high-performing student body, energetic faculty, caring community and a Board and administrators united in advancing the educational program.
"My current school system provides me with the unique understanding of high achieving systems with equally high expectations," he said.
"The school district had several highly qualified candidates to choose from as the next Montrose Elementary Principal," Johnson said. "There was consensus from all of the interview teams that Quint Gage would be the best fit for the school. I am very pleased that Quint accepted the contract and I am looking forward to working with him as he leads the Montrose school staff."
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