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Board of Education names Brian Hare as new Brooklyn High School principal

The Plain Dealer  Cleveland logo The Plain Dealer Cleveland 6/10/2020 By John Benson, cleveland.com

BROOKLYN, Ohio -- The Brooklyn City Schools Board of Education last month promoted Brooklyn High School Assistant Principal Brian Hare to take over for outgoing principal Bill Wingler, who leaves the district for the same position at Strongsville High School.

Brooklyn Board of Education President Bonnie R. Bartczak called Hare an asset the school district didn’t want to lose.

“I think it’s important that he knows the building and he’s been a part of its success,” Bartczak said. “Bill and Brian created such a positive environment in the high school doing such amazing changes and moving things forward that we wanted to keep that going.

“Also (Superintendent) Dr. Gleichauf recommended Brian, who had earned that position. We felt Brian was just a logical fit.”

Brooklyn City Schools Superintendent Mark G. Gleichauf said the selection of Hare was an easy choice.

“He’s been a strong administrator the past two years in his role as assistant high school principal,” said Gleichauf, who leaves next month to take the same position for a Licking County district. “He has built trusting relationships with all stakeholders, including our students, staff members and parents.

“In his role as assistant principal, he has already shown that he can be an instructional leader. I expect to see great success from Brooklyn High School with Mr. Hare as building principal.”

Hare, who is currently finishing his second year with the Brooklyn City Schools, said he was very interested and excited about becoming the next principal of Brooklyn High School.

“As principal, it’s my goal to continue the improvement in our academics and instruction while enhancing programs to support the growth of all our students,” Hare said.

The naming of Hare as the new Brooklyn High School principal is paired with the recent appointment of Theodore Caleris as the next Brooklyn City Schools superintendent. What both hires have in common is a background with the district.

“Familiarity is a good thing,” Bartczak said. “We’ve heard a lot of positive feedback from the community on both of the hires. It speaks volumes about their reputations.”

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