Gruber named BCHS principal
After seven years as assistant principal, Michael Gruber will be at the helm of Butler County High School next school year as principal. Gruber was unanimously hired by the school's Site Based Decision Making Council during a meeting on Wednesday, May 11. SBDM council members are teachers Carissa Poston, Dennis Robbins, Ashley Johnson and parents Deena Brown and Chris Burden. The search for a new assistant principal, which will be hired by Gruber, will begin as soon as possible.
With an education career of 27 years, Gruber spent 20 years teaching Spanish, as a well as some English classes and adult education classes in the evenings.
Gruber felt like the timing was right for him to move up.
"Due to Mr. Patrick O'Driscoll's retirement, it opened up the opportunity for me to pursue the position to lead Butler County High School into the future," said Gruber. "My goal is to continue working together with a wonderful group of teachers and staff to move our students toward academic excellence and help them to become productive, responsible citizens. I am committed to prepare them to be successful in the next stage of their lives after high school no matter what they chose to do, attend college, get a job or join the military," added Gruber.
Gruber says he is honored to be taking over as principal and is looking forward to the opportunity.
"I am honored to be chosen as the next principal at Butler County High School. It has been a wonderful opportunity to see my two daughters attend and graduate from Butler County High School," said Gruber. "This is a special place and I want it to continue to be a place in which people can always be proud to say, 'I am a Butler County High School graduate.'"