“It’s continued stability because it’s people within the district, so they know the culture already,” Cozad said. “We have a new strategic plan that we’re implementing, and they know that at an intimate level. Dave’s been assistant principal for about 10 years, so he knows that building and he’s going to be a great fit there. … We have people who know the culture and the kids and parents. That’s a huge bonus.”
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Sigman led Bellbrook Middle School since 1998 as the school won multiple awards for science and STEM education. Cozad said Bellbrook schools is taking the manager of business job back to a part-time position next year, so Sigman will work year-round, but three days a week on a 144-day contract.
Cozad said interviews for the middle school principal position will begin in the coming week, and the district will soon post Hann’s high school assistant principal job.
Baker has been Bellbrook High School principal since 2005, and saw the school honored by Newsweek, the state board of education and others for strong academic performance. But after 41 years in education, he said he’s been most fortunate to work with great kids, at both his Bellbrook and Northridge stops.
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“I don’t think there’s a day I get up that I don’t think about having a good day, because this is a good place to be,” Baker said, complimenting Hann and Nikki LaSota, who have been his assistant principals for 10 years. “Bellbrook is a great community, really supports academics, supports our mission at the school. Great parents are part of that. … If you look at a lot of districts, when you have stability and high achievement, people don’t like to move.”