COLUMBUS GROVE - The Columbus Grove Board of Education discussed the approval of the resignations of Jim Kincaid, elementary principal, and Scott Hummel, high school principal, at their meeting on Monday, February 18.

Kincaid has served as the district's elementary principal since 1990 and Hummel has served two stints as the high school principal, the first from 1985 to 1996 and from 2008 to the present. The two combined have served as building principals for Columbus Grove Schools for nearly 40 years.

"Jim has been the face of our elementary for about 23 years. I want to thank you for all you have done over the years for our school. You are constantly upbeat with a great personality and sense of humor. You have endured yourself to thousands of kids over the years and I greatly appreciate the leadership you've shown for the elementary," said Superintendent Nick Verhoff.

"Scott, I am grateful for your loyalty to our district. What really impressed me about Scott was this (past) fall, knowing this was his last year as our high school principal, he would still e-mail me and show me different items that were taking place in education innovation; he's got that passion," shared Verhoff. All members of the board shared their appreciation for both principals and their hard work over the years.

The board also accepted the resignation of Kelly Lepley, varsity girls volleyball coach who is pregnant with her first child.

"I want to thank her for her time and energy in our volleyball program. We really due appreciate her time and efforts and wish her the best," stated Verhoff.