NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — The Board of Education last week named Dan Flood as the next principal of North Olmsted High School.
Beginning Aug. 1, the current Buckeye High School principal replaces Zachary C. Weagley, whose resignation is effective at the end of the school year.
“Dan’s strengths include experience, going through Medina Buckeye, his ability to lead successfully and lead change with relationships and connections to his students and staff,” North Olmsted City Schools Superintendent David J. Brand said.
“Truly caring about students and helping them reach their top potential, that was something we were really looking for.”
After starting his career as a high school math teacher at Bryan High School, Streetsboro High School, Firestone High School and Buckeye High School, Flood served as Buckeye High School assistant principal and Buckeye Junior High middle school principal.
He served four years in his current position.
“I’m looking forward to joining the North Olmsted High School team,” said Flood in a press release. “I’m motivated to lead the teachers, staff and students in a manner in which they will grow to become the best versions of themselves.
“I’m excited to establish relationships with the staff and students as well as the families and community of North Olmsted to create a positive environment that supports student learning.”
Prior to the employment search, Brand said the district sought feedback from the high school staff, community and students.
The superintendent said the district received more than 30 applications from “well-qualified” candidates with six interviews yielding finalists before Flood was selected.
“It was a very competitive pool as we expected,” he said. “The majority of which were sitting high school principals and building principals. It’s an attractive position with a community coming off a levy.
“On top of that, the new building is really attractive but also our reputation. A lot of folks through athletics get to see when they come to our place what kind of kids and staff we have. That really does make people want to come and be a part of our community and our family.”
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