Melissa Bly will leave her post as assistant principal at Mason Heights Elementary to assume the position, effective Aug. 1.
The Mason School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Bly at its July 6 meeting.
“Melissa will do an outstanding job. She is a very caring professional who puts children first, and it has been such a pleasure to watch her career blossom,” said board member Marianne Culbertson.
Bly replaces former MECC principal Mike Zimmermann, who will serve as director of staff and student services. The new position combines some of the duties of the former director of student services with duties that of the former assistant superintendent of human services.
Bly, a 1993 Mason High School graduate, began teaching third and fourth grades at Western Row Elementary in 1997 before being promoted to assistant principal seven years later.
She completed her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Capital University in 1997 and earned her Master’s degree in Educational Administration in 2001.
She and husband Curt, a teacher at Mason High School, have three children, two of which attend Mason schools.
“I’ve been a part of Mason City Schools for most of my life. I love this community, I love this district, and I’m very grateful to serve in a new way as the MECC principal,” said Bly.
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