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Interim principal named for Glenwood Elementary
Robert Berkowitz, a former principal and teacher in Toledo and Sylvania, will serve as interim principal of Glenwood Elementary School this spring.
At a February 24 meeting, the Rossford Board of Education approved his appointment for mid-March through early May, to be compensated at $340 per day.
He will replace principal Megan Spangler while she is on maternity leave.
Mr. Berkowitz is a 44-year veteran in public education.
“I spent 18 years teaching elementary school–three of which were in Toledo and 15 of which were in Sylvania,” he explained.
He served as principal at McCord Junior High School for two years and principal of Maplewood Elementary School for 18 years in Sylvania.
Since retiring in 2008, he has substituted as an elementary school principal for Sylvania Schools, taught classes at Lourdes University and worked with the student teaching program.
In 2003, he was selected as the “Administrative Educator of the Year” for Sylvania Schools.
Married with two daughters and two granddaughters, he said, “My life continues to be fulfilled with the opportunity to continue in the field of education.
“It is such a pleasure for me to be able to work with college students, teachers and the children. I am a very lucky person.”
In other business, the board:
•Accepted the resignation of Angela Maxwell, second grade teacher at Eagle Point Elementary, effective at the end of 2013-14 school year.
•Approved the employment of classified personnel –Bill Zeller, bus driver, $19.98 per hour, 2.5 hours per day, effective March 1; and Tammy Myers, cafeteria/playground aide at Glenwood Elementary, $13.90 per hour, two hours per day, effective February 25.
•Issue a supplemental contract for 2013-14 to Stacy Jurich, boys varsity tennis, $5,001.
•Discussed the tools being used for evaluation of the superintendent and treasurer.
For the superintendent, the board members explored characteristics of educational leadership, community leadership, administrative leadership, relationship with board and professional relationships.
For the treasurer, the categories of evaluation discussed were financial management, professional relationships, professional growth, relationship with board and community/ human relationships.
The school board’s next regular meeting will be at 6 p.m., Monday, March 17, at the Bulldog Center board room. The meeting is open to the public.
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Rossford lies at the heart of the Crossroads of America, an area experiencing tremendous economic growth, located at the crossroads of Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike. The city's population of approximately 6,000 is primarily a mix of descendants of Polish, Czechoslovakian, German and Ukrainian workers who came from Pennsylvania to work at the glass plant, now Pilkington.
Rossford was incorporated as a village in 1939 and as a city in 1971. The City is a municipal corporation which operates under its own charter and is governed by a mayor and seven-member City Council. Rossford is served by full-time police and part-time fire departments, dispatched from the neighboring Village of Walbridge.
The City maintains a Community Recreation Center and three parks, one of which,Veterans Memorial Park, features a seasonal marina along with picnic areas and diamonds and courts for baseball, tennis, basketball and volleyball.
Rossford has three elementary schools, Glenwood, Indian Hills and Eagle Point, a junior high and high school and All Saints parochial school for grades pre-kindergarten through eight.
The city boasts a public library and many service and community organizations such as the Rossford Business Association, Lions Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Its Rossford Community Service League sponsors annual activities such as a Valentine's Day Dance, Easter egg hunt, Halloween, Memorial Day parades and their Christmas tree lighting.
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