Friday, August 1, 2014

New principal at Northridge comes from Fort Wayne

Andrew Wood, who is an assistant principal at Fort Wayne Snider High School, will start at Northridge this fall.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:27 p.m.

Northridge High School will start the 2014-15 year with a new principal. 

Middlebury Community Schools has hired Andrew Wood to replace retiring principal Gerald Rasler. 

Wood is assistant principal at Fort Wayne Snider High School. He was hired at Middlebury schools because of his positive attitude and passion, according to Superintendent Jane Allen. 

"(Wood) is a relationship builder and is a positive role model for students every day," Allen said in a statement. "He stresses that his goal is to lead his life with the attitude of serving others."

Wood has been a teacher, a coach, an assistant principal and an assistant athletic director at the high school level, and he has been an administrator for 10 years, Allen said. 

He was chosen for the job by a committee process that includes Middlebury teachers, parents, staff, administrators and school board members.

Allen said that while Wood has big shoes to fill, she is confident that the community will embrace his leadership.

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks

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 Goshen cheerleaders compete in the cheer competition at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Friday afternoon, July 18, 2014. Goshen High school's cheer team placed second.

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