Staff, parents and students are involved in interviewing principal candidates.
By NANCY TULLIS
VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU
COLUMBIANA -- Columbiana Board of Education hopes to hire a new high school principal before month's end.
Superintendent Dr. Joseph Rottenborn said 11 candidates have been interviewed so far. He received 31 applications.
Dr. Joseph Shivers, CHS principal the past four years, has accepted a position as director of curriculum, instruction and personnel at Salem schools.
Rottenborn said a group of teachers and staff, high school students, parents and community members are involved in the interview process.
Replacement on board: The board appointed William Greenawalt on Wednesday to fill the board seat vacated in April by Wayne Kinard. Kinard resigned April 11, and the board had 30 days to name his replacement.
Kinard resigned because of work conflicts and family commitments, Rottenborn said.
Greenawalt is the husband of former board member Robin Greenawalt, who served on the board in the early 1990s.
Greenawalt is a department manager at Tru-Cut in Sebring. He serves as a volunteer strength coach for the CHS football team and is a track coach.
The Greenawalts have two daughters who are students at CHS. Greenawalt said in his application for the board seat that he has worked closely with the youth of the Columbiana district and would consider it an honor and a privilege to serve as their advocate.