Clark-Shawnee Schools has hired a veteran principal with proven leadership skills as its new 7th-12th Grade Campus Principal.
Possum Principal Mrs. Michelle Heims has accepted the role of Campus Principal at the Shawnee Middle/High School campus beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
“Mrs. Heims is a thoughtful leader who is passionate about providing exceptional learning opportunities for students, supporting educators, and the values of Clark-Shawnee Schools,” said Superintendent Mr. Brian Kuhn. “We look forward to seeing Shawnee Middle and High School continue to be a leader in the region under her direction.”
Shawnee Middle and High School will adopt a new administrative design in the fall of 2019. Mrs. Heims as Campus Principal will provide leadership to 7th through 12th grade. Ms. Amanda Ike will be the Middle School Director for grades 7 and 8 and Mr. Chad Mossing will be the High School Director for 9-12th grades. Former Shawnee High School Principal Mr. Nathan Dockter retired at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
“Under the new administration style, Mrs. Heims will be able to provide instructional leadership and vision to create a cohesive experience for all secondary students at Clark-Shawnee, while Ms. Ike and Mr. Mossing draw on their experience and knowledge to see to the unique needs of each level,” said Mr. Kuhn. “We believe this will help maintain the excellent education Clark-Shawnee is known for and provide opportunities for growth and innovation at the campus.”
Mrs. Heims has served as principal of Possum School since 2012. Prior to joining Clark-Shawnee, she was the principal at Northridge Middle School from 2009 to 2012 and taught at South Vienna Middle School for more than 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from John Carroll University, a Master’s Degree in Science Education from Wright State University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Antioch University, where she also earned her Principal Licensure.
The district is continuing its selection process for new principals at Reid School and Possum School.