Sylvania school board hires new leadership at Highland, Northview

Libby McIlwain has been hired as assistant principal at Northview High School.

Two Sylvania schools have new leadership in place after the Board of Education's approval of two new hires.

Mark Pugh and Elizabeth McIlwain have been unanimously approved as the district's new principal for Highland Elementary and assistant principal of discipline at Northview High School, respectively.

Pugh comes to Sylvania Highland Elementary from Ernie Pyle Elementary in Indianapolis where he had served as principal since 2007. He has taught various elementary grades levels in Indianapolis. He received a bachelors in Education from Indiana University and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership in 2013. His wife, Amy, is a graduate of Sylvania Schools.

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McIlwain recently left her position as assistant principal at Springfield High School after 12 years. Prior to that role she taught English at the high school for 12 years. She earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toledo and a Masters degree from Bowling Green State University.

The principal's chair at Highland Elementary was left vacant at the end of the most recent school year with the resignation of Paul Gibbs.