WAUSEON — The Wauseon Exempted Village Board of Education met in special session Monday to formally hire the next superintendent of the school district.

The board offered a three-year contract to Troy Armstrong as the district superintendent, effective Aug. 1 through July 31, 2022. Following a brief executive session, the board also approved 10 additional work days prior to the Aug. 1 start date at a per diem rate of $350.

Serving as superintendent of the Wauseon district meets Armstrong’s professional goals, of course. And, he served as the Wauseon Primary School principal for 10 years. But being back in the Wauseon school district could be described as coming home, and somewhat of a family affair.

“I am excited to be coming back to Wauseon where I have worked before and graduated,” he added. “I can give back to the community that prepared me so well.”

Not only is Armstrong a graduate of the Wauseon schools, so are his parents; his wife, Jill; and two of their three children. Their youngest son will be a freshmen at Wauseon High School this fall. And another connection is that his wife has been a teacher in the school system for the last 25 years.

Armstrong has been serving as an assistant superintendent with the Springfield Local School District since August 2017, after serving as an assistant superintendent of federal programs from August 2015 to July 2017. From August 2000 to July 2005, he was a principal at Dorr Elementary School and director of technology and curriculum for grades K-12.

Armstrong’s experience also includes seven years in the Toledo Public Schools. He taught grades K-6 at Spring Elementary School, was dean of students at Leverett Junior High School, assistant principal at Sherman Elementary School, and principal at Riverside Elementary School.

The new superintendent earned his bachelor of science degree in education from Bowling Green State University, and his master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Toledo. He also has taken superintendency course work at the University of Findlay.

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