OTTAWA — The Ottawa-Glandorf Local Board of Education filled two principal positions during its meeting Tuesday evening.Jayson Selgo will take over as high school principal Aug. 1, replacing Bill Hanna who is retiring. Selgo is currently serving as the principal for North Central Junior and Senior High School in Pioneer. Before this he served as a teacher in Norwalk.Dean Brinkman was hired as the Ottawa Elementary School principal replacing Denise Phillips, who is also retiring. Brinkman is currently the director of academics at Lima Central Catholic High School. He has served in that position since 2010. Before this he served as a social studies teacher at LCC.Selgo and his wife, Olivia, have two daughters, Irelyn and Emersyn. They reside in Pioneer, which is a village 60 miles north of Ottawa in Williams County.“I”m looking forward to becoming a part of the excellent tradition at Ottawa-Glandorf,” Selgo said.He said the transition from teaching to becoming an administrator gave him the opportunity to affect more students.Brinkman, a 1996 graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf, and his wife, Allyson, have two sons, Vinnie and Noah. “This is a great dedicated staff and I'm looking forward to continuing the excellence in education provided at Ottawa-Glandorf,” Brinkman said. He said he realizes this is a big transition for him going from working with high school pupils to becoming an school elementary principal.“But I know there is an excellent staff here that will assist me,” Brinkman said. “Ottawa-Glandorf is special to me. This is where my wife and I graduated from. I'm looking forward to giving something back.”Superintendent Kevin Brinkman said the school district had 44 applications for the elementary school principal position and 31 applications for the high school position.Kevin Brinkman said he will continue to evaluate how to fill the director of special services position upon the retirement of Mary Jo Williams. “We are still evaluating this position,” Kevin Brinkman said. “We want to look at the strengths of the principals we have hired, but also want to make sure we continue our excellence in education and don't jeopardize this in any way.” He said it may be a few months before any decision is made about filling this opening.
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