(Posted May 1, 2023)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
The search is on for a new principal to take the helm at London High School.
Michael Browning is resigning to become superintendent of Shelby City Schools in north-central Ohio. He will finish out his contract with London City Schools at the end of June.
Now in his 20th year in education, Browning started his teaching career as a fourth-grade intervention specialist at Hamilton Intermediate School in the Hamilton Local Schools District. He went on to teach high school social studies for five years and eighth-grade history for over five years for the same district.
Browning joined the London City Schools staff in 2016 as an assistant principal at the high school. He became principal in 2018.
“The reality is, London High School is better today than it was five years ago. Michael has done a very nice job for us,” said London Superintendent Lou Kramer, mentioning specifically the relationships Browning built among all facets of the school system–students, staff, and parents.
“I am personally grateful for what (Browning) has done for London but also very excited for him in this next opportunity in his career,” Kramer added.
London City Schools has posted the high school principal position internally and externally and across various job boards. The goal, Kramer said, is to have the new principal chosen in time for them to attend this year’s graduation ceremony on May 26.
“It’s a really attractive position. I’m encouraged with the interest so far,” he said. “The fact that London, our school district, and the community are growing and being positively influenced by metropolitan Columbus should be exciting to a potential candidate.”
Kramer said he also has reached out to superintendents from other districts who might have candidates looking to further their careers.