IN BRIEF: Belding board approves new high school principal

By Emilee Nielsen • Last Updated 1:09 am on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BELDING — During a regular meeting Monday evening, the Belding Board of Education approved the hire of Michael Ostrander as the new hire for the position of high school principal.

A search committee of administrators, teachers and a board member interviewed candidates on June 14. After those interviews, the committee decided to recommend Ostrander for the position.

Ostrander has been a teacher for Belding Area Schools since 2006 in English and History. He has served in several leadership capacities, including serving as a district data coach, a member of the teacher evaluation committee and as a youth advisory council advisor. He has also been the head varsity baseball coach and the assistant varsity football coach.
He has a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a masters degree from the University of Cincinatti.

He will receive a probationary administrative contract and will begin the transition on July 1.

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