New TC principal named


Tiffin City Board of Education welcomed the new high school principal Tuesday during its regular meeting.

The board approved a three-year administrator contract for Forrest Trisler to serve as the Columbian High School principal, effective Aug. 1.

Trisler is principal at Princeton High School in Cincinnati. He also previously worked in teaching and administration with Dublin City Schools and Marion Harding Schools.

“I am humbled, excited and proud to be joining Tiffin City Schools,” he said.

During the meeting, Trisler shared his 90-day plan with the board and said he has experience working with people of diverse backgrounds.

“My skill set is one that best suits the district’s needs,” he said. “I am very excited to come to Tiffin.

During Trisler’s first months in the district, he said he plans to listen, learn and observe; build relationships with staff, students, parents and community partners; and get to know the culture, community, climate and traditions of Tiffin.

Trisler was one of three finalists for principal after the second round of interviews.

Superintendent Gary Barber said he is excited to welcome Trisler to Tiffin City Schools.

Barber also recognized the levy committee for its efforts on May 8 and recognized retiring staff members.

The district received the Purple Star Award, which recognizes school districts for their support of military families.

Students who earned first place and are moving on to national competitions for SkillsUSA also were recognized. They include Isabelle Lewis, Kaylie Martin, Alexis Miller and Calista Wilson. Earning second at State SkillsUSA were Olivia Olinger and Nadia Kidan.

Director of Operations Scott Daniel discussed summer projects, including the track renovation and building a second driveway at Tiffin Middle School to allow for speedier pick-up and drop-off. Daniel also recognized maintenance staff members for their work during graduation.

This summer the district is partnering with organizations to provide food to children each Monday and Wednesday. Any child is welcome to come to Allen Eiry Senior Center, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Tiffin YMCA, Shear Elegance, Little Faith Ministries or Lincoln Pre-K Elementary School. Pizza from AJ’s Heavenly Pizza and water from Hempy Water are to be provided.

Carissa Allen, mother of two district students, thanked the board for recent family events such as Touch-A-Truck and the ice cream social.

“My daughter came home ecstatic,” she said.

Allen also commended aides on the “great job” they do for the district and hope they are being “appropriately compensated.”

Allen said she hoped the district could find a better way to screen for kindergartners and building substitutes.

The board entered an executive session to consider the appointment, employment or compensation of public employees. No action was taken.

In other news, the board:

• Heard board reports.

• Heard the first readings of proposed board polices and regulations.

• Accepted donations and grants.

• Approved employment, retirements and resignations.

• Approved revised board polices, exhibits and regulations.

• Approved a contract with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Group-Retrospective Rating program.

• Approved a contract for the Zulama program.

• Approved a renewal notice for Frontline Education.

• Approved a contract with Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt.

• Approved the TMS boys basketball overnight camp June 7-9.

• Approved the Tiffin Columbian football overnight camp July 17-19.

• Approved a contract with Apple Inc.

• Approved a contract with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for preschool autism services.

• Approved a pupil activity contract with Brook Stover as the ninth-grade girls volleyball coach.

• Approved the updated five-year forecast and assumptions.

• Approved a contract with Edlio for website design.

The board is to meet at 7 p.m. June 26 at TMS, 103 Shepherd Drive.