Abraham Depp, Hopewell Principals named

Two sitting Dublin City Schools principals have been selected to lead Abraham Depp and Hopewell Elementary schools when they open in the fall of 2020.

Eli Pinney Principal Troy Ehrsam will be the Abraham Depp Principal and Deer Run Principal Susann Wittig will lead Hopewell. Both principals will serve at their current schools for the entire 2019-20 school year before transitioning to the new schools.

“We are fortunate to have two experienced administrators to lead our brand new elementary schools starting in the fall of 2020,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “I want our parents at Deer Run and Eli Pinney to know that both Susann and Troy will be fully engaged in their duties at those schools throughout the school year. We will have plenty of time to transition them to their new schools next summer.”

Wittig has been with Dublin City Schools since 2013, when she became the Deer Run Principal. She began her career in education with Hilliard City Schools as a teacher at Norwich Elementary before becoming an elementary school principal with Delaware City Schools, and later New Albany-Plain Local Schools.

Ehrsam has been with Dublin City Schools since 1995, when he began his career in education as a fifth grade teacher at Wright. He became a Grizzell sixth grade teacher in 1999, and an assistant principal at Grizzell in 2002. He has been the Eli Pinney principal for the past 11 years.

The District’s Human Resources Department will begin the search for the new Deer Run and Eli Pinney principals in the spring of 2020. This process will include parents and staff from each of the schools.

Both new elementary schools are on track to open in the fall of 2020 in Jerome Village and along Bright Road. The schools were approved as part of Issue 5 last November, which will also fund the District’s fifth middle school to open in 2021, and the transformation of the old Central Office into a centralized preschool. The new preschool facility is expected to open in the fall of 2020

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