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Clyde grad hired as NHS athletic director

Cary Ashby • Jun 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Norwalk High School has found its new director of student activities.

The Norwalk City Schools board of education approved employing Gary Swartz, of Clyde, effective Aug. 1.

The board approved Swartz's contract at a recent special meeting.

Also at the same meeting, board members approved a contract with North Point Educational Service Center to complete the search for the district superintendent. Dennis Doughty's retirement is effective July 31. He was the superintendent for five years and has been in education in various local schools and assorted positions for 38 years.

Swartz, a Clyde High School graduate, has been an English teacher at his alma mater since August 1996. He also coached cross country and football, coordinated the weight room and bloodmobile. Swartz was the adviser for the National Honor Society and Varsity C.

During the first three years of his career, Swartz taught English and was a co-instructor with a special education teacher at Sylvania Southview High School. He also coached baseball and was the weight room coordinator there.

Swartz has two degrees from Bowling Green State University -- his bachelor of science in English and a master of education in administration and supervision.

In February, the Norwalk school board approved Ray Scheid's transfer from being the NHS director of student activities to being the technology teacher and athletic director at Norwalk Middle School. The transfer began March 3.

In other news, board members interviewed two applicants for treasurer during a special meeting. The board took no action.

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