OC Schools Appoints Associate Principal for WPHS

Photo by LISA SUMMERS Meredith Dailer addresses the Ohio County School Board during its Monday night meeting where she was appointed as associate principal of Wheeling Park High School.

By LISA SUMMERS

Staff Writer

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools named Meredith Dailer as the new associate principal of Wheeling Park High School.

In doing so, the school board created a new position that is is a different from the other principals at Wheeling Park.

Susan Nolte, Director of Human Resources, said the school district has re-purposed the position previously held by Joseph Subasic. The new position will not add to the county’s bottom line as far as administrative salaries.

“Meredith Dailer’s new position will serve as a liaison to coordinate all the assistant principals,” said Nolte. “With the additional work with the bonds, Mrs. (Amy) Minch will get pulled away a lot more, and that is hard for one person.”

Dailer previously was a teacher and coach at Wheeling Park and is looking forward to returning.

“My years there teaching and coaching made Wheeling home for me,” said Dailer. “I look forward to being a great advocate for the school and supporting the administration during this exciting time of growth.”

Amy Minch, the high school’s principal, said she was looking forward working with Dailer.

“She will be a great addition and bring expertise to Wheeling Park,” said Minch.

Dailer said serving as the assistant principal for three years at Triadelphia Middle gave her invaluable experience.

“I was super blessed to work with Ann (Coleman),” she said. “She led with an open mind. I learned so much while working with her.”

Rick Jones, the district’s assistant superintendent, agreed.

“Principals should let assistant principals do a lot on their own,” he said. “They should fail and have successes. Ann let Meredith do that.”

Coleman, principal at Triadelphia Middle School, thanked Dailer for her service.

“Triadelphia thanks Meredith for her years of service,” she said. “We appreciate her dedication to the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative and serving as PAC-8 Athletic Conference chair.”

During the meeting, Dailer thanked her family for allowing her to chase her aspirations, and then, looking toward the board, said, “I am appreciative and looking forward to getting started.”

In other business, new board member Molly Aderholt, at her first regular board meeting, had the “Student Supervision and Relationships with Staff” policy 4001.05 pulled from the agenda.

Aderholt said she felt it was too vague, and she said she wanted to propose edits after having more time to look it over.

“Is it going far enough?” Aderholt asked. “Should we discourage social media contact as well?” Zach Abraham, president of the Ohio County Schools Board, said the board would get it adjusted and approved before the school year.

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