New Streetsboro assistant principal comes from family of principals

by mike lesko | Reporter Published:

Streetsboro -- Vincent Suber, who's from a family of principals, is the new assistant principal at Streetsboro High School.

Suber, whose hire was unanimously approved June 25 by the Streetsboro Board of Education, succeeds James Hogue as assistant principal. Hogue succeeded Principal Eric Rauschkolb, who is taking a principal's position at Niwot High School in Niwot, Colo.

Suber's uncle, Sam Vawters, is principal at Bedford High School, and his mother, Veronica Suber, is principal at Emmanuel Christian Academy in Akron. His father, Aaron, operates Wild Travel Agency in Akron.

Suber will earn $75,000 a year, according to Superintendent Michael Daulbaugh, and his two-year contract will extend from Aug. 1, 2014 through July 31, 2016.

"I'm excited to recommend Vince to the Board of Education," Daulbaugh said June 25. "When we posted the position, we had close to 100 applicants. So the fact that Vince is sitting here in front of you tonight represents the cream of the crop."

Suber previously worked in Copley-Fairlawn City Schools as a sixth-grade social studies teacher.

"Vince is an accomplished teacher," Daulbaugh said.

He also coordinated all the athletics for Copley Middle School.

"If you know anything about athletic coordination, that's a pretty big job," Daulbaugh said. "His references were glowing. They talked about his connections with kids, about his ability to work with kids, with his colleagues and with parents."

Daulbaugh said filling the position "was a very competitive process. [When it got down to the final candidates], I had the opportunity to be in the room. I am confident Vince is the correct fit for our high school. He's going to help us move forward. He has a great resume and personality. He is driven. He has a strong athletic background, as well."

Suber was a starting defensive back on three national championship teams at Mount Union College, where he played from 1999-2002.

"Someone who can achieve that status [in football] and maintain a [high] level of academics, that says something about his character and drive and being able to prioritize," Daulbaugh said. "These are all things Vince brings to the table."

Suber played at Mount Union under Head Football Coach Larry Kehres, graduating in 2003.

"It was a special place to play," he said. "There was a great coaching staff. I really enjoyed my time there."

Suber grew up in Copley, graduating from Copley High School.

He said as a teacher, he enjoyed connecting with students.

"I liked watching them go through middle school and high school, and now they're leaving college," he said.

Suber said his family's achievements influenced him to enter the field of school administration.

"I grew up around principals," he said. "But they were teachers first. When I was in elementary school and middle school, they were teachers. So I basically followed in their footsteps. You could say it's in my blood.

"I just want to improve and get better [as an assistant principal]. I want to keep growing," he said. "I want to eventually be a principal. I really like the education field."

Suber believes a principal can make more of a difference than a teacher "because you see the students as a whole, just not in a classroom."

Suber thanked the Board of Education members for their "trust and faith in me."

"I'm excited to be here," he said. "I really do think it's a great school district."

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