Reeves to lead Pickerington Central

Pickerington Local Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Mantia announced the selection of Michael Reeves to replace Chuck Kemper as the principal of Pickerington Central High School.


Reeves signed a two-year contract for $88,055.

"We have completed all the interviews," Mantia said. "The competition was rigorous with all the wonderfully qualified applicants. Once you meet (Reeves) you will find him invigorating, energetic and a visionary leader. He begins Aug. 1 after he wraps-up at Reynoldsburg."

Reynoldsburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Ross gave Reeves a "glowing recommendation."

Reeves served Reynoldsburg High School as assistant principal since August 2002.

Before becoming an administrator, Reeves taught social studies for nine years in the Columbus school district and coached varsity basketball.

Reeves, along with the four newly hired district administrators, will be formally introduced at the Aug. 13 school board meeting to be held at Pickerington Central, Mantia said.

Mantia said she is excited to introduce residents and staff to Reeves who "just emerged" from the other candidates. "The community will find his exuberance very exciting. He certainly understands issues facing today’s students and he will be an excellent leader for the staff."

Kemper left Central to accept a job with the Southwest Licking School District at Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala.


Mantia said that, although she had not worked with Kemper very long, she found him "to be a person of great integrity."

Other Pickerington school news

Additionally during the Pickerington Board of Education’s July 23 meeting, the board voted to reject all bids they received for new school buses. The district planned to purchase at least one bus for the 2008-09 school year, however the board felt the bids they received were too high.

According to Pickerington Local Schools Director of Communications Amanda Morris, the state did not increase the amount of money it allots districts to pay for buses. The lowest bidder, Center City International Trucks, was still too high with a price tag of $77,200.

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