Kellerman named to replace Scheffler

Kellerman named to replace Scheffler

Mrs. Janet Kellerman stands and receives applause after she is announced as the next head principal of OHS

After the March 24 School Board meeting, OHS faculty, staff, and students can relax knowing that despite the retirement of head principal Mr. William Scheffler at the end of the school year, they are being left in familiar hands.

Current OHS assistant principal Mrs. Janet Kellerman was named by the Board of Education the new head principal for the ‘11-’12 school year at the recent March meeting.

“Janet is a great fit for the position. We are extremely proud to have her here and we believe she can successfully lead Oakville and continue its long-standing tradition of student excellence and staff leadership,” said Superintendent Mr. Terry Noble.

Scheffler also congratulates Kellerman on her new position saying that he is “glad she got the opportunity” to excel here at OHS, further push the bar academically, and improve the overall environment in the OHS community.

Handpicked from a pool of 22 applicants for the position of head principal at OHS. Kellerman was selected based on her experience, strength, and knowledge of the OHS goals and community.

“Mrs. Kellerman was the selection based on her experience and her knowledge of the OHS mission, vision, goals, and school community. In addition, she has a strength in cirriculum and instruction which will continue to move OHS forward in academic success,” commented assistant supervisor for human resources, Ms. Lisa Counts.

Kellerman, who has been an assistant principal at OHS for the past 11 years, brings more than three decades of experience to the position. Before coming to OHS, Kellerman was an assistant principal at Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville, Ill. She has also taught in both junior and senior high schools in the past.

Kellerman herself looks forward to this new opportunity and hopes she can help OHS continue to flourish and grow during her time as head principal.

“I am very excited to have been given this opportunity to serve parents and students of our Oakville community. It is my vision, that through collaboration, with Oakville’s dedicated staff, great student body, and involved, supportive parents, we will, continue to move Oakville High School forward in academic excellence, build open lines of communication, and provide a safe environment where all students will flourish,” stated Kellerman.

With many possible changes coming to the OHS community next school year, faculty and students can at least take comfort in knowing that the administration will not be going through a total upheaval.