STURGIS – A new principal was hired for two Sturgis elementary schools.
During Monday's meeting, the Sturgis Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Vince LaPorte as the new principal for Congress and Wenzel Elementary Schools.
Sturgis Superintendent Dr. Art Ebert says LaPorte has served as an alternative education teacher physical education teacher, dean of students and most recently Assistant Principal at Newton D. Baker School of the Arts in Cleveland, Ohio.
LaPorte holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Manhattanville College and a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Cleveland State University.
Ebert said 30 individuals applied for the position, and that the selection process included an application screen, phone interview, first round interview, a job related performance task, reference checks and a second round interview.
LaPorte will begin his new duties on August 1. He will replace Nick Herblet, who was hired to be the new principal at Sturgis High School.
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