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April 5, 2018 Gingerich to lead IMS as interim principal
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A familiar face will take the helm at Iowa Mennonite School on an interim basis at the start of the 2018-19 school year.

The IMS operating board announced last week that current Assistant Administrator Dwight Gingerich will serve as interim principal for the next school year.

“It will be a careful and diligent search and likely would not be concluded prior to the beginning of the next school contract year,” a statement released by the IMS operating board read: “Dwight’s long history with the school and his current role on the administrative team will allow the school to continue moving forward during this search process.”

Gingerich will take over for current Principal Steve Schrag, who is leaving IMS at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

Schrag’s departure was announced by the IMS operating board last month.

Last week’s announcement explained that the search process for a new principal will soon be underway.

“We will inform constituents when the committee has been named so that suggestions for potential candidates can be given to the appropriate people,” the statement read.

Gingerich has been with IMS for 36 years and has served in a variety of capacities.

In addition to being assistant administrator, he also serves as a guidance counselor, athletic director and boys basketball coach.

“During this time of Dwight serving as interim principal, he will continue to coach basketball, but IMS will be looking to find ways to cover Dwight’s other roles,” the statement read.

IMS Operating Board President Stacy Ropp Miller was asked last week if Gingerich is a candidate for the permanent position.

Miller said she had nothing to add to the original statement that was released.

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