Streetsboro -- Streetsboro High School Assistant Principal James Hogue was officially hired as the new principal June 12.
His hiring was unanimously approved by the Streetsboro Board of Education.
"Jamie is the right person to lead this high school," Superintendent Michael Daulbaugh said. "He is very qualified."
Hogue succeeds Eric Rauschkolb, who left to take a position as principal at Niwot High School in Niwot, Colo., next year. Rauschkolb had been principal at Streetsboro High School since the 2010-11 school year.
Hogue will earn $90,829 a year as principal. He received a two-year contract that extends from Aug. 1, 2014, through July 31, 2016.
Daulbaugh told the audience June 12 that Hogue "has a vision for our high school."
"When we announced this to the high school staff, they gave him a standing ovation, and they came up and shook his hand," he said. "He wanted me to apologize that he could not be here this evening," Daulbaugh said. "He coaches his son in baseball, and they're in the state tournament tonight. He's in Columbus with his son, which is where he needs to be."
Daulbaugh said Hogue has helping to interview prospective assistant principals.
The school district has not hired a successor for assistant principal yet.
School Board President Andrew Lesak added, "I can't tell you how many staff members came up to me during graduation and were very excited about it."
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