Assistant principal named to finish year


Assistant Managing Editor

An assistant principal has been named to join the Wapakoneta High School staff for the remainder of the school year.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner announced this week Will Snyder, a Wapakoneta Middle School math and science teacher with the district since 2007, is to serve in the position alongside new principal Scott Minnig, who Horner appointed upon Rex’s resignation.

Minnig served as assistant principal of the high school for three years and as a math teacher at the middle school before being named principal of the high school.

Horner said Snyder was

hired for the rest of the year

and then they will conduct a full search for a new assistant principal.

Between 10 and 11 candidates from inside and outside of the school district applied for the assistant principal position, but Horner said timing was an issue.

“We have confidence in him and he will probably be a candidate again, but we do want to make sure we have time for a more comprehensive search,” Horner said. “We were faced with time limitations with someone leaving immediately.”

Snyder’s first day as assistant principal of the high school is scheduled for Wednesday. His contract ends June 12.

Horner expected to begin interviews for the position again in April.

A long-term substitute is to fill in for Snyder in the classroom until a final decision is made.