At a news conference Tuesday morning, interim superintendent Dr. Terry Larabee said Victor Hubbard was chosen to be principal for Meridian High school because he's a proven leader and has community support.
Hubbard is currently the ninth grade administrator, which is already part of the high school.
Hubbard gave a general outline of his goals, and he said the first is order.
"We will restore order at Meridian High School. We will foster a climate where students are able to learn and are happy about coming to school," said Hubbard. "We're going to support teachers and help teachers to make them feel comfortable about teaching, and just to make Meridian High School a wonderful place to be."
"He's just garnered a lot of community support," said interim superintendent Dr. Terry Larabee. "Everything he's done been well received by the community. We've had a lot of input from the community and encouraged to give him an opportunity to work at the high school. He works well with the teachers."
Current high school principal, Vicky Hood, is staying as principal through the end of her contract.
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