(Posted May 28, 2019)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
The Madison-Plains junior high/high school building has a new principal, though she’s not new to the district. In fact, she’s not new to the building.
At a special meeting on May 28, the school board approved the hiring of Ann Boerger to replace Michelle Teis, who held the position for one year and has accepted a job at Miami Trace. Boerger just completed her second year as the building’s assistant principal.
“Ann has tremendous knowledge of the work that we’re doing currently and a great passion for our students and our staff and our community,” said Superintendent Chad Eisler. “That care, passion and concern really showed through in her interview.”
Boerger was the only internal candidate among the 14 individuals who applied for the job. The board awarded her a two-year contract. Her first official day as principal is Aug. 1.
“I am excited to continue to learn and grow with the Madison-Plains students and staff,” Boerger said. “I want to create an environment where staff continue to grow professionally, and students learn the skills to accomplish their individual goals. I am proud to be a Golden Eagle and look forward to strengthening our community relationships.”
Prior to her time with Madison-Plains, Boerger worked for two years as an instructional coach at Springfield High School, 11 years as a math teacher at Tolles Career and Technical Center in Plain City, and two years as a math teacher at Vandalia-Butler City Schools near Dayton.
She helped to implement Ohio’s new learning standards and state tests through collaboration with regional leaders. She also served as an adjunct instructor at Columbus State Community College, teaching math to adults. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree from the University of Dayton.
With Boerger’s acceptance of the principal position, district leaders must find a new assistant principal for the junior high/high school. Eisler said the opening has been posted and applications are due by June 5.
“If possible, we’re hoping to have someone hired at the June 18 (school board) meeting,” he said.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the board conference room at the elementary building.