Dodd Named Mason High School Principal

Dodd Named Mason High School Principal
Posted on 05/25/2018
Bobby DoddOhio’s largest high school has named a new head learner. On May 22, the Mason City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved hiring Robert “Bobby” Dodd as Wm. Mason High School Principal beginning August 1. Dodd will replace MHS Principal Dave Hyatt who is retiring at the end of the school year and moving to Vermont.

“We love Mr. Dodd’s commitment to connection, his experience, and exciting vision - especially his mantra of working collaboratively to find ways to say ‘yes’ to students in order to honor their ideas, hopes, and dreams,” said Jonathan Cooper, Deputy Superintendent, who headed up the national search, and will become Mason City Schools superintendent on July 1. “He is a student-centered instructional leader who is excited to co-create the next iteration of MHS!”

Dodd has served as the principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School since 2014, and was the principal of New Lexington High School for three years prior to going to Gahanna. Dodd’s passion for creating new opportunities for students and staff led him to develop digital academies, college summer camps, a fabrication laboratory that includes a graphics design lab which manufactures and produces products for sale around the world, Early College High School, and personalized learning environments. Dodd has received awards for his contributions as a connected educator including the 2016 NASSP National Digital Principal of the Year award.

“As difficult as it is to leave Gahanna Lincoln, I am excited to be a part of the Mason City Schools team. I can’t wait to start building relationships and help our students, staff and community do amazing things. Mason High School is one of the finest schools in the state and I hope to work with all of our stakeholders to continue the tradition of excellence,” Dodd says.

Dodd received a bachelor’s degree in history from John Carroll University in 1995; a law degree from St. Thomas University in Miami Lakes, FL, in 1999; a bachelor’s degree in information technology from DeVry University in 2000; and a Master of Arts in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati in 2009.

He and his wife/educational leader partner, Charity, are the proud parents of Sydney, Kaitlyn, and Sophia Dodd.

Connect with Bobby Dodd on twitter (@bobby__dodd).
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