(Posted Aug. 6, 2014)
By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer
The assistant principal at London Middle School is now principal at Jonathan Alder Junior High.
The Jonathan Alder school board hired J. Clint Hayes of Plain City to replace Chris Piper, who accepted a position as superintendent of the North Lewisburg Triad School District.
Hayes is certified as a principal at the elementary, middle and high school levels and as a health and physical education teacher at all levels.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University in 2000 and in 2001 began teaching health. He added physical education classes at the primary school from 2004 to 2006 and at the middle school in 2001. He served as London Middle School athletic director in 2003 and was named assistant principal in 2012.
However, Hayes is no stranger to Jonathan Alder. He served as an assistant varsity baseball coach for the Pioneers in 2008 and 2009.
While teaching, Hayes continued his education, earning a master’s of education from Marygrove College in Detroit in 2005 and a master’s of education in initial leadership from Concordia University in Chicago in 2012.
Over 30 people applied for the principal position at Jonathan Alder Junior High.
Hayes was highly recommended by his London colleagues.
“Clint exhibits a commitment to improving the academic achievement of students, increasing student knowledge of content with engaging instructional strategies by working closely with staff,” stated Gayle Reidenbach, London City Schools curriculum director.
Hayes’ immediate supervisor, Adelle Faulkner, principal at London Middle School, commented, “I believe that Clint Hayes has the credentials and expertise to be a fine administrator in any setting for which he is qualified and heartily recommend him for the position of his choice.”
Carol Daniels, principal at London Elementary, said “Clint Hayes is a sincere and honest educator who truly has a passion for the welfare and educational needs of children.”