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Published: Monday, 6/10/2013 - Updated: 3 years ago

Rossford principal hired to run Highland Elementary School

Paul Gibbs, the new principal at Highland Elementary. Paul Gibbs, the new principal at Highland Elementary.

Paul Gibbs has been selected as the new principal for Highland Elementary School.

The Sylvania School Board of education unanimously voted Monday night to hire Mr. Gibbs to head the elementary school starting Aug. 1. His contract, which includes an administrative salary of $91,294 a year, is effective till July 31, 2015.

Mr. Gibbs sat in the front row with his wife, Kristie, who teaches at Waite High School in Toledo, sons Owen and, Luke, and his youngest daughter Audrey.

“I’m looking forward to being part of a great community,” he told the board members. Before the meeting he said that he was looking forward to working with the administrators and teachers of the elementary school.

Mr. Gibbs, who was a principal at Glenwood Elementary in Rossford for the past two years, said that he is familiar with the new curriculum Math in Focus, which will be introduced to the students in this school year.

He started his teaching career in 2000 as a special education teacher for the Toledo Public School’s Scott and Waite high schools.

In 2005, he moved into administration in education as an interim assistant principal at East Side Central and at Waite. He was appointed as dean of students at Waite, and later assistant principal in 2007.

Mr. Gibbs received a bachelors and masters of special education from the University of Toledo in 2000 and 2003, and in 2007 he received an education specialist degree in administration from the University of Findlay. 

Mr. Gibbs replaces Deb Sedar, who resigned this year.

Contact Natalie Trusso Cafarello at: 419-206-0356, or, or on Twitter @natalietrusso.

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