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Plum board OKs new high school assistant principal

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Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, 3:42 p.m.

The Plum School Board on Tuesday night voted to approve the administration's recommendation for a new assistant principal at the high school.

Members voted 7-1 to approve the hiring of Shannon Crombie, a social studies teacher at Canon-MacMillan High School. Crombie's salary was set at $75,000. Her start date will be determined by Superintendent Timothy Glasspool, according to the board motion.

“She comes to us with great experience and great zeal,” said board member Sal Colella. “We look forward to her being a part of the administrative team.”

Board member Shane McMasters voted no. Board member Loretta White did not attend the meeting.

McMasters said he supported Maj. Scott Kolar, Air Force JROTC instructor at the high school, for the job.

“I think he (Kolar) would be more beneficial,” McMasters said.

Crombie was hired to fill the position left vacant by the departure in August of former assistant high school Principal Michael Loughren who accepted a job as high school principal in the Carlynton School District.

Crombie will join Rachel Gattuso who was hired as an assistant high school principal in September 2012 to replace Justin Stephans who was appointed principal at Regency Park Elementary.

Read more about Crombie's hiring in the Nov. 21 issue of the Plum Advance Leader.

Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8753 or

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