Mrs. Carrie Knapp has been named the new principal at Highland High School, effective August 1, 2017. She replaces Mr. Dana Addis who has accepted a position outside of Highland Schools.
Mrs. Knapp, who resides in Wadsworth, has served as the Highland High School Assistant Principal for the past four years. During her time here, Mrs. Knapp has been instrumental in the development of several initiatives including the development of a new Academic Learning Lab (ALL) period and she has strengthened the Response to Intervention (RtI) program that provides a framework for intervention strategies for struggling students. In addition, she has helped to further the Advanced Placement (AP) program, which has grown by 136% during her tenure as assistant principal. Mrs. Knapp has also written several successful grants to the Highland Foundation, which have afforded the opportunity for national speakers to address the Highland student body.
Mrs. Knapp is an active member of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and has presented at numerous state conferences on the topics of scheduling, teaching strategies and curriculum.
Prior to joining the Highland staff, Mrs. Knapp was an English teacher at Wadsworth High School for 13 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Bowling Green State University and her Master’s in Education from the University of Akron.
“Mrs. Knapp has demonstrated exceptional leadership during her time with us at Highland High School. Her educational vision, pursuit of excellence, professionalism and overall commitment to our students and staff will allow HHS to continue to grow and excel in all areas. We are fortunate to have someone of Mrs. Knapp’s caliber in our district and know that she will continue to lead HHS to even higher levels of accomplishment,” states Catherine Aukerman, Highland Superintendent.