Olentangy Schools has announced two new elementary school principals.
Michael Warren has been named principal at Arrowhead Elementary School, and Dana Kimchi is the new principal at Johnnycake Corners Elementary School.
Warren comes to Olentangy from Pittsburgh Public Schools, where he was an assistant principal of the Pittsburgh King PreK-8 school. Before moving into educational administration, Warren held a range of choir-director positions at Pittsburgh, Avonworth School District, the University of Pittsburgh and other institutions.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have been selected as the next leader at Arrowhead Elementary School. I look forward to leading alongside the Olentangy staff and administration to ensure Arrowhead is a place where students feel loved, valued and passionate about becoming their best selves,” Warren said in a June 22 news release from Olentangy Schools.
Kimchi brings 14 years of elementary experience to Johnnycake Corners, teaching in Westerville City Schools for seven years and serving as assistant principal at Olentangy Meadows Elementary School for seven years.
“I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to lead the Johnnycake
Corners community,” Kimchi said in the release. “This upcoming school year, I am focused on connecting and serving the students, families and staff and will continue to cultivate Olentangy’s young learners.”
Former principals Bridget McMillen and Peter Stern have accepted new roles within Olentangy Schools.
McMillen has accepted a math-specialist position after serving as Arrowhead’s principal for seven years. Stern has been principal of Johnnycake Corners for the past six years and will be the district’s assistant director of equity and inclusion.
Kimchi is to receive an annual base salary of $91,000 plus benefits, including insurance and the State Teachers Retirement System pension, for a total compensation of $122,737.
Warren is to receive a $96,000 salary plus benefits for a total compensation of $129,478.
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