GRANGER TWP. — Carrie Knapp became assistant principal at Highland High School on Aug. 1.
She replaced Ray Braunscheidel, who accepted a position outside the district.
Knapp, who lives in Wadsworth, has served as an English teacher at Wadsworth High school for the last 13 years. She has served as chairwoman of the English Language Arts Department and leader of Wadsworth’s Professional Development Committee.
Her career highlights include implementing an in-school program aimed at reducing detention rates and working with school department heads in planning in-service days, a schoolwide summer reading program and the creation of a schoolwide plagiarism policy.
Knapp has a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in education from the University of Akron.
“Mrs. Knapp comes to Highland very prepared for this leadership position at our high school. I’m excited that she brings 13 years of high school classroom experience with her, in addition to the multiple leadership roles she has embraced at Wadsworth,” Highland High School Principal Dana Addis said in statement. “Carrie has a great vision for both student and teacher welfare and is poised to help us in both areas. She will work closely with our students and teaching staff to assist in their continued development.”