BEXLEY, OH— The Bexley City School District Board of Education approved contracts for a Montrose Elementary School Principal and an Assistant Principal at Bexley High School at the May 7 board meeting.
Melissa Klosterman-Lando was approved as the Montrose Elementary School Principal beginning August 1, 2019 and will replace Dr. Quint Gage who will be serving the district in a role previously filled by the Educational Service Center. Klosterman-Lando has 19 years of public education experience, and most recently served as the Assistant Principal of Thomas Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio. She has also served as a Student Services Coordinator, Special Education Coordinator, General Education Teacher in Grades 3-5 and an Intervention Specialist during her years in public education.
“I believe in empowering children academically, physically, socially and emotionally while ensuring happiness and positive mental health are foundational parts of their life,” said Klosterman-Lando. “A significant factor to student success is collaboration and connectedness among staff, students and families and I look forward to building relationships that foster growth for our students.”
The Bexley Board of Education also approved a contract for Craig McMillen who will serve as the Assistant Principal at Bexley High School. McMillen will replace Kristin Robbins who was the Assistant Principal before serving as Interim High School Principal in the 2018-2019 school year and was recently named the Bexley High School Principal beginning August 1, 2019. McMillen returns to Bexley High School where he taught math for four years before becoming the Assistant Principal at Grove City High School.
“I hope to engage the whole community in developing good thinkers with high moral values and outstanding character,” said McMillen. “I’m excited to come back to Bexley City Schools, engage students in their own learning, equip them with the tools necessary to tackle present and future challenges and empower them to recognize that their future is their choice.”