Rex to leave high school

Accepting the resignation of the Wapakoneta High School principal is expected to be among action taken by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education member when it meets Tuesday.

Aaron Rex, who has served at the helm of the district’s high school for six years, is taking a position as superintendent of Archbold Area Schools.

According to the Archbold Local Schools’s website, Rex is to begin his job there Feb. 4.

Prior to being principal at Wapakoneta High School, Rex served a year as assistant principal, and eight years as a government and history teacher at the school.

A graduate of Bath High School and Bowling Green State University, Rex also has spent time coaching middle school football, track and girls basketball, and the high school academic team.

Superintendent Keith Horner said he has appointed Wapakoneta High School Assistant Principal Scott Minnig to the principal position. Minnig is in his third year in his current position. Prior to that he served as a math teacher at Wapakoneta Middle School since 1998.

The district is interviewing for a new assistant principal.

“We are hoping to get someone in the position as soon as possible,” Horner said. “We would have liked to have someone on board by Jan. 28, but it doesn’t look like we will meet that.”

With Rex’s last day at Wapakoneta High School scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, they had hoped to have at least all three working together that last week to help with training.

Approximately eight candidates applied for the assistant principal position with candidates coming from within and outside of the school district.

“We hope to have it wrapped up pretty soon,” Horner said.

Speaking about Rex, Horner said it didn’t surprise him that he was the top candidate in the superintendent search at Archbold, a district which has achieved excellent ratings on school report cards for 11 years, earning it the title of excellent with distinction.

Horner said Rex is very talented at what he does and will be missed.

“He has served us, the kids and our community extremely well,” Horner said.