Back to class: Marysville principal to succeed classroom-bound Scott at Dublin Scioto High School

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A principal from Marysville's school district is the new principal of Dublin Scioto High School for the 2022-23 school year.

Tom Cochran, who served as principal of Marysville High School since 2015, is to succeed Bob Scott as principal of Dublin Scioto High School.

Dublin Board of Education members May 23 unanimously approved the recommendation of Dublin Superintendent John Marschhausen to name Cochran principal.

Tom Cochran is the new principal at Dublin Scioto High School, succeeding Bob Scott who is to return to the classroom as a teacher at Dublin Coffman High School.
Tom Cochran is the new principal at Dublin Scioto High School, succeeding Bob Scott who is to return to the classroom as a teacher at Dublin Coffman High School.

Cochran said he is “honored” to be selected.

“Scioto has a well-deserved reputation of excellence and success both in and out of the classroom (and) I will work hard to engage the students, staff, parents and community to meet and exceed (the school’s) high standards,” Cochran said.

Cochran said his goals as principal include “creating a culture rigorous, supportive and inclusive educational experiences for all students grounded in the belief that all students can learn and deserve nothing short of our best efforts to support that belief.”

Cochran succeeds Scott, who is returning to the classroom to teach.

Scott’s last day as principal at Scioto is July 31 and he is to begin teaching at Coffman High School Aug. 15.

Scott said it was “a great honor” to be an administrator for 17 years in the Dublin district.

“I have loved every second of it, but I am looking forward to getting back into the classroom and getting back to teaching kids every day,” said Scott, who has worked at Dublin City Schools for 27 years.

Prior to serving as principal of Marysville High School, Cochran was an assistant principal at Upper Arlington High School from 2009-2015, Reynoldsburg High School from 2005-2009 and Bloom-Carroll High School from 2004-2005.

Cochran was a teacher at Grandview Heights High School and Covington High School before taking on administrative roles.

Marschhausen said Cochran will be “a great educational leader for the Scioto community.”

“We are proud to bring him aboard our administrative team,” Marschhausen said.

Cochran has further experience working with College Credit Plus courses and advanced-placement and teacher recruitment and evaluation.

He has a superintendent license from Ashland University and has a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Dayton.

Cochran's annual salary as principal at Dublin Scioto High School is $135,738 with benefits valued at $39,971, according to district records.

No other new principals are expected in any other buildings in Dublin's school district this year, according to Erick Starkey, public information officer for Dublin City Schools.

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