Independence Board of Education approves new high school principal

Independence Board of Education approves new high school principal

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – The Independence Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Jamie Hogue as the new high school principal at a special meeting Thursday evening (June 4). Superintendent Ben Hegedish called Hogue “a smart, articulate and dedicated educational leader,” adding, “He cares about kids and will be our next champion for our students at IHS.” Pending the usual background check, Hogue will take over the position Aug. 1 and earn $113,000 annually. Board members also voted unanimously to provide Hogue a per diem for up to five transitional days in June and July. Bill McGuinness, the award-winning former principal, will return to the classroom to teach history and related subjects. Hogue earned a bachelor’s degree in English from John Carroll University in 1995 and later picked up a master’s degree in education from Kent State University. He first taught at Garfield Heights High School and later at Twinsburg High School. He moved into administration at Streetsboro High School, serving two years as assistant principal and six as principal. Hogue maintains a genuine affection for the small school community in Streetsboro, which allowed him to personally interact with individual students. He plans to do the same in Independence. “One of my strengths is establishing relationships with people and talking to kids,” noted Hogue. In addition to the personal connection, Hogue’s resume includes several initiatives he was involved with at Streetsboro. The high school’s ongoing Actively Caring for People campaign -- developed by a psychology instructor who was at Virginia Tech during ...
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