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Tallmadge -- Jamilyn Hoehn says she's "excited" to be sent to the principal's office. She's joined the Tallmadge City School District as the assistant principal of Dunbar and Munroe elementary schools, her first administrative position.
Courtney Davis, the former principal of Dunbar Primary School, has been tapped to fill the new dual role of principal for both Dunbar and Munroe schools. Dunbar Primary is a K-2 building and Munroe Elementary is grades 3-5.
Hoehn has been hired to fill the newly-created position of assistant principal to help Davis oversee both buildings. Approximately 500 students attend each school; classes resume this week, on Aug. 17.
Hoehn comes to Tallmadge from the Strongsville City Schools where she taught special education at the middle school level for three years; while there, she performed many leadership responsibilities and was given the opportunity to be the administrator in charge when her supervisors were out of the building.
"So I've had some experience being in that type of role," Hoehn says, "but this will be the first time I hold the title." Prior to that, Hoehn says all of her teaching experience was at the K-5 level.
"I'm super excited to be back working with kindergarten through fifth-grade students," she says, adding, "That's truly where my heart is."
At the elementary level, Hoehn says learning is "more interactive, a lot more multi-sensory and a lot more creative," which she prefers.
Her annual salary for fiscal year 2017 will be $75,230, according to Treasurer Jeff Hostetler.
Hoehn is originally from North Royalton. She received her bachelor's degree from Baldwin Wallace University and her master's degree with a principal license through the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
Hoehn's husband was in the military for 10 years. The couple relocated to Ohio about three years ago to be closer to family. They reside in Cleveland Heights.
Hoehn says she and Davis will alternate days so each will spend equal time in each building. On Mondays and Wednesdays Hoehn will be at Munroe. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays she will be at Dunbar. They will alternate on Fridays.
"Courtney and I want to be a unified leadership team when it comes to K-5 as a whole," Hoehn says. "So I think by us doing it this way, we'll be able to better merge the two cultures in the two buildings."
Davis says she looks forward to building consistency across the two buildings, providing opportunities for students and staff to collaborate vertically across buildings.
"I'm really excited to be a Blue Devil," Hoehn says, "and I'm genuinely looking forward to serving the students, teachers and community here. I can't wait for the students to arrive."
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