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Swan said that the principal’s position was posted in January, and a committee interviewed nine internal and external applicants prior to making its selection.
Cline Elementary serves about 400 students in second through fifth grade and has more than 60 staff members.
Barker’s contract is expected to be approved by the Centerville Board of Education during its March 18 meeting. She will replace Sherley Kurtz, who is retiring after serving Centerville Schools for 29 years, with the past eight years as Cline’s principal.
Centerville’s Director of Human Resources Dan Tarpey believes that Barker has a good skill set that will make her an excellent principal at Cline.
“The Centerville City Schools and Cline Elementary are fortunate to have Mrs. Barker join our professional staff,” he said. “She is a talented educator with a deep administrative skill set and a genuine commitment to maintaining the high learning standards that exist at Cline Elementary.”
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