Interim Principal at Heritage North Named
The Board of Education has approved Tim Rickard as the interim principal at Heritage North Elementary for 2013-2014 and the 2014-2015 school years. Mr. Rickard comes to Avon with a great deal of experience at the elementary level as a teacher and administrator. He has also served as interim director of pupil services for both the Nordonia and Westlake school districts.
Heritage North currently houses 5th and 6th grade but will be split in 2015-2016 when the 6th grade moves to the new middle school. Mr. Brent Betts, the current principal at Heritage North is moving to the middle school next year (2013-2014) as the associate principal under middle school principal, Dr. Craig Koehler. The middle school will house more than 720 students in a building that was built for 550, and an additional administrator at the middle school will be necessary.
The process for selection included three rounds of interviews that included staff from Heritage North, Jason Call (principal at Heritage South) and Mike Laub (Superintendent). The team felt Mr. Rickard clearly had the experience and approach needed to guide the building through this two year transition process.
Mr. Rickard will spend time transitioning with Mr. Betts this spring and will officially start in his roll on August 1, 2013.
Avon would like to welcome Mr. Rickard to our team.
High School Assistant Principal Named
The Board of Education has approved Mr. Rob Woods to serve as assistant principal at Avon High School. Mr. Woods will begin his position with the district in August.
Mr. Woods is currently the assistant principal at Wickliffe High School. He previously taught science at Solon High School.
The process for selection included multiple rounds of interviewing with the high school team of administrators and staff and included a final interview with the superintendent. Everyone felt strongly about Mr. Woods’ experience working in professional learning communities and his strong communication skills. He clearly has a student-first approach that fits well with the culture already established at Avon High School.
Avon would like to welcome Mr. Woods to our team.